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Psychotropic drugs and popular culture : essays on medicine, mental health and the media

Author: Lawrence C Rubin
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006.
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"The authors in this compilation of essays contend that society has been transformed into an asylum without walls--a 'psychotropia.' With each new definition of a mental ailment a new cure is offered, increasing the number of inmates in this asylum and blurring the lines between mental health and mental illness"--Provided by publisher.
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Psychotropic drugs and popular culture.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006
(DLC) 2006014346
(OCoLC)68192500
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence C Rubin
ISBN: 9780786451500 0786451505
OCLC Number: 1045202866
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Psychotropic Drugs and Popular Culture; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. The Asylum; 2. Hollywood Rx; 3. Cheerful Robots in Cyberspace; 4. Advertising Madness; 5. Psychotropics, It's What's for Dinner!; 6. Rappers, Ravers, and Rock Stars; 7. From Playground to Pharmacy; 8. False Advertising; Conclusion; About the Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence C. Rubin.

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Presents essays on psychotropic drugs and mass culture, which contend that society has been transformed into a wall-less asylum - a ""psychotropia."" With each definition of a mental ailment, a  Read more...

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