TITLE

Morals, Medicine and Change: Morality Brokers, Social Phobias, and French Psychiatry

AUTHOR(S)
Lloyd, Stephanie
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry;Jun2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p279
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper will examine how French neurotics are being transformed into ‘social phobics’ and how the appearance of this group may be tied to new personal and social ideals. There are many people and factors that contribute to this changing definition of mental illness. Amongst these, I will focus on the role of three groups who are most vocally acting as morality brokers in the creation of these new subjects: psychiatrists, patients’ groups and pharmaceutical companies.
ACCESSION #
31934184

 

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