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The unbalanced mind

Author: Julian P Leff
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Maps of the mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do defective genes give rise to defective thought? The revolution in molecular genetics has given rise to the increasing optimism that advancements in biotechnology will soon uncover the causes of all disturbances of mind and behavior. In this book Leff, a leading psychiatrist, emphasizes what is known about the psychological, social, and cultural factors underlying mental illness. This leading psychiatrist rebuts  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian P Leff
ISBN: 0231120265 9780231120265 0297646400 9780297646402
OCLC Number: 48109531
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. How blue is blue --
2. Moscow and Washington versus the rest of the world --
3. The human probe --
4. A couple of pills or couple therapy --
5. I've got you under my skin --
6. The people versus the professionals --
7. Do cities drive us mad --
8. A black and white issue.
Series Title: Maps of the mind.
Responsibility: Julian Leff.

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