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Title Reimagining psychiatric epidemiology in a global frame : toward a social and conceptual history / edited by Anne M. Lovell and Gerald M. Oppenheimer
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (viii, 332 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Rochester studies in medical history, 1526-2715
Rochester studies in medical history. 1526-2715
Contents From epidemics of terror to landscapes of fear : psychiatric epidemiology and the psychological reconstruction of Postwar Britain / Rhodri Hayward -- Self-participatory surveillance : the Hisayama study on dementia In Japan / Junko Kitanaka -- A local epistemic history of psychiatric epidemiology in Brazil : pathways of divergence from global epidemiology / Naomar Almeida-Filho -- When risk factor epidemiology met mental health : the narrative of cardiovascular disease and the type a personality pattern / Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Richard Neugebauer -- The first epidemiological studies in the transcultural psychiatry section at McGill university / Emmanuel Delille -- Of fairies, robots, witches, and zombies : conceptualizing a history of cross-cultural psychiatric epidemiology in Nigeria / Matthew M. Heaton -- Bringing psychiatric epidemiology to a Senegalese "living laboratory" : knowledge-production and erasure in the interstices of science / Anne M. Lovell -- The evolution of community epidemiological studies in India : a subaltern critique / Pratap Sharan, Ananya Mahapatra, Debjani Das, and Alok Sarin -- Taming the tropics with numbers / Harry Yi-Jui Wu
Summary "Psychiatric epidemiology, like cancer, heart disease, or AIDS epidemiology, increasingly dominates the bio-politics of nations and of worldwide health campaigns like the Global Burden of Disease. Yet this is the first book-length history of psychiatric epidemiology, arguably the oldest of epidemiological disciplines, albeit the slowest to develop intellectually and institutionally. The epidemiology of mental disorders and mental health differs radically from that of other diseases and health conditions in that it studies subjective states, difficult to objectify or precisely define. Despite these obstacles, over many decades, researchers, governments, and international organizations have continually attempted to measure mental states, their distribution and presumed causes in the hope of informing public policy, clinical treatment, social reform, and population management. Since the nineteenth century, epidemiology and earlier proto-epidemiology in dissimilar contexts have served strikingly different purposes, from census counts of the "insane" to imperialist and racist psychological profiles of subaltern groups to attempts to measure diagnostic entities in an entire nation. We argue that these multiple historical paths resulted not in a uniform field based on common paradigms as was the case for cardio-vascular and cancer epidemiology, but in a plurality of psychiatric epidemiologies, driven by different intellectual questions, reformist ideals, national cultures, and social control objectives"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 23, 2022)
Subject Psychiatric epidemiology -- History -- 20th century
Psychiatric epidemiology -- History -- 21st century
Psychiatric epidemiology.
Epidemiology -- history
Psychiatry -- history
Mental Disorders -- epidemiology
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
MEDICAL / History
Psychiatric epidemiology
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Lovell, Anne, editor.
Oppenheimer, Gerald M., editor.
LC no. 2021059109
ISBN 1800105444