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The Moon and Madness.

Author: Niall McCrae
Publisher: Luton : Andrews UK, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lunacy, the legendary notion of minds unhinged by the moon, continues to captivate the popular imagination. Although it violates the assumptions of modern science and psychiatry, such belief remains common among mental health workers. Furthermore, several studies have found a small, unexplained correlation between behaviour and the lunar cycle. The book is divided into two parts. It begins with a historical account  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McCrae, Niall.
Moon and Madness.
Luton : Andrews UK, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall McCrae
ISBN: 9781845403317 1845403312
OCLC Number: 769344457
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front Matter; Title Page; Publisher Information; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Body Matter; Nearest Heaven; The Medieval Cosmos; Lunacy in the Age of Reason; Eclipsed by Mental Science; An Elusive Proof; Our Mischievous Minds; A Distracting Glow; Tidal Rhythms; Reconciling Mind and Cosmos; Back Matter; Bibliography; Also Available.

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Lunacy, the legendary notion of minds unhinged by the moon, continues to captivate the popular imagination. The book is divided into two parts. It begins with a historical account of the lunacy  Read more...

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"Does the moon make you mad?, In this erudite overview of the history of the treatment of mental illness and the history of cosmology, the conclusion is - 'we don't know'. Nonetheless, it is a Read more...

 
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