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Why do "maladies of the soul" such as hysteria, anxiety disorders, or depression wax and wane over time? Through a study of the history of psychiatry, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen provocatively argues that most mental illnesses are not, in fact, diseases but the product of varying expectations shared and negotiated by therapists and patients. With a series of fascinating historical vignettes, stretching from Freud's creation of false memories of sexual abuse in his early hysterical patients to today's promotion and marketing of depression by drug companies, Making Minds and Madness offers a powerful critique of all the theories, such as psychoanalysis and biomedical psychiatry, that claim to discover facts about the human psyche while, in reality, producing them. Borch-Jacobsen proposes such objectivizing approaches should be abandoned in favor of a constructionist and relativist psychology that recognizes the artifactual and interactive character of psychic productions instead of attempting to deny or control it.

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9780521888639 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, May 29, 2009), cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Why do "maladies of the soul" such as hysteria, anxiety disorders, or depression wax and wane over time?

Paperback:

9780521716888 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, May 29, 2009), cover price $54.99

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9780415917766 | Routledge, August 1, 1996, cover price $145.00

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9780415917773, titled "Remembering Anna O: A Century of Mystification" | Routledge, August 1, 1996, cover price $39.95

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9780804720359 | Stanford Univ Pr, April 1, 1993, cover price $60.00

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9780804720373 | Stanford Univ Pr, April 1, 1993, cover price $22.95

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An astutely argued and elegantly written (and translated) book on the philosophical genealogy and logical implications of the work of Jacques Lacan.--Choice

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9780804715560 | Stanford Univ Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: An astutely argued and elegantly written (and translated) book on the philosophical genealogy and logical implications of the work of Jacques Lacan.

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9780804717281 | Stanford Univ Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $26.95

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This book presents a new study of the key Freudian texts, in which the author examines the relation between identification and desire, between desire and violence and between identification and object relations.

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9780333489864 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 7, 1989, cover price $199.00 | About this edition: This book presents a new study of the key Freudian texts, in which the author examines the relation between identification and desire, between desire and violence and between identification and object relations.
9780804714402 | Stanford Univ Pr, May 1, 1988, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Just what is the subject in Freud?

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9780804718394 | Reprint edition (Stanford Univ Pr, April 1, 1991), cover price $26.95

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