Eating drugs : psychopharmaceutical pluralism in India (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Eating drugs : psychopharmaceutical pluralism in India

Author: Stefan Ecks
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Biopolitics : medicine, technoscience, and health in the 21st century
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how -  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Ecks
ISBN: 9780814724767 0814724760
OCLC Number: 1166704917
Description: x, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: "Mind Food" 1. Popular Practice: The Belly and the "Bad Mind" 2. Ayurveda: "You Are the Medicine" 3. Homeopathy: Immaterial Medicines 4. Psychiatry: Medicating Modern Moods Conclusion Glossary with Transliterations BibliographyIndex About the Author
Series Title: Biopolitics : medicine, technoscience, and health in the 21st century
Responsibility: Stefan Ecks.

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In Stephan Ecks' poignant ethnography, he illuminates the relationship between digestive health and mental health in Calcutta, paying particular attention to the contributions this relationship has Read more...

 
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