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By Bruce M. Z. Cohen

This publication bargains a finished Marxist critique of the enterprise of psychological future health, demonstrating how the prerogatives of neoliberal capitalism for efficient, self-governing voters have allowed the discourse on psychological disorder to extend past the psychiatric establishment into many formerly untouched parts of private and non-private lifestyles together with the house, university and the office. via old and modern research of psy-professional knowledge-claims and practices, Bruce Cohen indicates how the extension of psychiatric authority can merely be totally comprehended during the systematic theorising of strength family members inside capitalist society. From schizophrenia and hysteria to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity illness and Borderline character disease, from spinning chairs and lobotomies to surprise therapy and antidepressants, from the incarceration of operating type girls within the 19th century to the torture of prisoners of the ‘war on terror’ within the twenty-first, Psychiatric Hegemony is an uncompromising account of psychological well-being ideology in neoliberal society.

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