Books tagged: psychiatric disorders

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The Lumber Room: Mental Illness in the House of Medicine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,130. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science, Nonfiction » Psychology » History
A lively, literate essay argues that, with progress in medicine, difficult, unruly mental illnesses vanish and re-emerge as quantifiable, often curable physical illnesses. Includes references to the DSM, epilepsy, lycanthropy, syphilis, cancer, the Capgras delusion, malaria, Alzheimer's disease, porphyria, multiple sclerosis, psychoanalysis, E.M. Forster, Samuel Johnson and Louis Pasteur.