The Schizophrenias: Yours and Mine (1970)

Schizophrenia Foundation of New Jersey
Pyramid Books

An introduction to speculation as to the cause and most effective treatments for schizophrenia circa 1970--a moment when the "illness" appeared to be spreading like wildfire. A harrowing Foucauldian read as the text wanders through various etiologies and therapies in search of an object that can't ever be found. My copy features marginalia on the cover where a previous owner took the book's "are you in danger of becoming a schizophrenic" test. Happily, he or she appears to have "passed."

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