موجز تاريخ الجنون

Roy Porter s historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment from antiquity to the beginning of the st century Roy Porter s his

  • Title: موجز تاريخ الجنون
  • Author: Roy Porter ناصر مصطفى
  • ISBN: 9789948018261
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Roy Porter s historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century Roy Porter s historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century.LookinRoy Porter s historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century Roy Porter s historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century.Looking back on his confinement to Bethlem, Restoration playwright Nathaniel Lee declared They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me As Roy Porter shows in Madness A Brief History, thinking about who qualifies as insane, what causes mental illness, and how such illness should be treated has varied wildly throughout recorded history, sometimes veering dangerously close to the arbitrariness Lee describes and often encompassing cures considerably worse than the illness itself.Drawing upon eyewitness accounts of doctors, writers, artists, and the mad themselves, Roy Porter tells the story of our changing notions of insanity and of the treatments for mental illness that have been employed from antiquity to the present day Beginning with 5,000 year old skulls with tiny holes bored in them to allow demons to escape , through conceptions of madness as an acute phase in the trial of souls, as an imbalance of the humors, as the divine fury of creative genius, or as the malfunctioning of brain chemistry, Porter shows the many ways madness has been perceived and misperceived in every historical period He takes us on a fascinating round of treatments, ranging from exorcism and therapeutic terror including immersion in a tub of eels to the first asylums, shock therapy, the birth of psychoanalysis, and the current use of psychotropic drugs.Throughout, Madness A Brief History offers a balanced view, showing both the humane attempts to help the insane as well as the ridiculous and often cruel misunderstanding that have bedeviled our efforts to heal the mind of its myriad afflictions.

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    1. Roy s books cover several fields the history of geology, London, 18th Century British ideas and society, medicine, madness, quackery, patients and practitioners, literature and art, on which subjects and others he published over 200 books are articles List of works can be found enpedia wiki Roy_Porter

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    1. just reread this and i have to jack down its rating from five to two stars i read it the first time around when writing my dissertation, so i guess the always last minute three year long crunch dulled my senses and my intellect this is a rarefied and intellectual sounding oh, i am being ungenerous it is, truth be told, intellectual enough, even erudite history of mental illness, in the first part, and psychiatry, in the latter the first part, an intellectual history of the evolving idea of madne [...]





    2. I initially disregarded the negative reviews on this book as I m relatively naive to the classical history of psychology and psychiatry However, less than fifty pages into Madness I found myself annoyed at the author s blatant progressivist bias and Western centric attitude In Porter s preamble, it is stated that no Eastern thought will be covered to blatantly exclude half of the world s history in psychology and psychiatry is mere ignorance and laze The history of mental illness is chronicled p [...]


    3. This book would be better titled Madness A Brief History of Madness in Western Society In the introduction, Porter claims that he will only address views on madness in Western society In a 218 page book, it was difficult to summarize western madness let alone including Eastern traditions Porter handled this without tact, however I would have liked it if he had written an accompanying, similar book about the Eastern concepts of madness I know a lot about insanity I have done a lot of personal res [...]




    4. Porter covers a staggering amount of terrain in a little over 200 pages He shows how the idea of madness developed from ancient conceptions of divine influence being touched by the gods into the materialist perspective that forms the roots of our scienfitic medical understanding of the mind today He also gives us a gloss of how madness has been culturally understood and responded to over the millenia, from confining the mad and dousing them with cold water surprise it doesnt really work , to ea [...]


    5. I was intrigued by this presentation of history s perceptions and explanations of, treatments for, and reactions toward madness and the mad I especially enjoyed the section on the humors and learning how the poor, ill, and distressed were often treated as mad people But then there are varying degrees of madness and the word s definition has always been in a state of flux Something else that fascinated me was learning how people have tried for centuries to pin down connections between the mind an [...]







    6. Imagine being strapped down to a boarded and basically drowned because of a physical or mental deformity that caused you to be accused of witchcraft This is just one of the many extreme examples used in Roy Porter s book Madness A Brief History of Time Porter follows the history and study of psychological issues starting from the beginning of time to present day He follows a wide variety of aspect and quotes many famous psychiatrist and philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Sigmund Freud It c [...]


    7. When Van Gogh painted himself, who can say whether he was painting madness all that is clear is that he was painting misery.I enjoyed the book it s an accessible whizz through perceptions and treatment of madness through the ages It is not a serious exploration of mental illness, rather a sort of travel guide to trends.His conclusion is jarring.Yet public confidence in the psychiatric profession is low, as is evident from the ubiquitously distrustful images in the arts and reports in the popular [...]



    8. A very brief overview from a Western perspective only, but I found this book informative and refreshing in how clearly it outlined its scope right from the introduction Mildly horrifying crazy peoples treatment throughout history always will be but presented in a way that doesn t downplay the trauma or sensationalise it It feels like a great starting point to looking at in depth histories in the subject area or for looking at say, just a history of psychiatry or even just Freud himself Great bi [...]




    9. Albeit biased towards the scientific and positivistic argument, this is a very good introductory book to the history of madness and psychiatry Very useful case studies and bibliography.






    10. His book is exactly what it professes to be a brief history of Madness Roy Porter writes in an easily digestible style, with some elements that make the readers smile or chuckle, keeping the interest there There are certainly some chapters that are compressed than others with much information within a few pages, but this is of necessity to ensure accurate information is given The illustrations also give life to the work.


    11. An interesting read about the Western history of how society has dealt with madness Evolving from madness being associated with possession by evil spirits or being a witch to institutionalisation, psychoanalysis and finally the use of drugs The different chapters on famous doctors and stories on how mentally people were treated show how far humanity has come However, the last chapters on the widespread use of pharmaceutical treatment is disturbing A good read for anyone curious about the history [...]



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