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Author Hahn, Patrick D.,
Title Madness and genetic determinism : is mental illness in our genes? / Patrick D. Hahn.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Author Hahn, Patrick D.,
Subject Mental illness -- Genetic aspects.
Mental illness -- Environmental aspects.
Description 1 online resource (x, 193 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Beginning -- 2. Ernst Rudin and Family Studies -- 3. Franz Kallmann and Twin Studies -- 4. The Story of the Genain Sisters -- 5. Adoption Studies -- 6. The Mass-Marketing of Mental Illness -- 7. The Human Genome Project Era -- 8. The Story of January Schofield -- 9. Trauma and Psychosis -- 10. The Asylum Era and Moral Therapy -- 11. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and Chestnut Lodge -- 12. Ronald Laing and Kingsley Hall -- 13. Soteria House and Open Dialogue Therapy -- 14. The Ghosts of Rudin and Kallmann.
Summary This book explores the history of genetic determinist theories of mental illness, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing right up to the present day. A century of research in the field of psychiatric genetics, from family studies to twin studies to adoption studies to genome-wide association studies, has produced no credible evidence of a strong genetic components to so-called "mental illnesses," no findings that help the human condition in any way, and in fact has caused great harm by diverting attention away from the well-established causes of these conditions, which have their roots in trauma and other adverse childhood experiences. This book also explores the long tradition of humanistic psychiatry and its great success in treating these conditions with an empathetic, client centered approach--a tradition that has been all but forgotten in the modern era of biogenetic explanations and drug-centered treatments for mental illness. Patrick D Hahn is an Affiliate Professor of Biology at Loyola University Maryland, USA, and a freelance writer.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 08, 2019).
ISBN 9783030218669 electronic book
303021866X electronic book
OCLC # 1109818957
Additional Format Print version: Hahn, Patrick D. Madness and Genetic Determinism : Is Mental Illness in Our Genes? Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US,c2019 9783030218652.

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