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Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Three Therapies of South India; 3. Lives and Problems; 4. Experiencing the World from Body to Atman; 5. Cooling Mudpacks: The Aesthetic Quality of Therapy; 6. Conclusion: Pleasure, Health and Speed; Appendix A: Semi-Structured Interview Questions; References; Index; About the Author.
Mud Packs and Prozac is a fascinating comparative analysis of how patients choose and how they experience the therapies of Western biomedical, Ayurvedic, and religious healing systems. Foregrounding questions of embodiment and aesthetics, Murphy Halliburton challenges our understandings of mental illness and of the transformative processes typically evaluated as "cure."
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