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(ed.) Health and the Modern Home (New York: Routledge, 2007); Edmund Ramsden, ‘Stress in the City: Mental Health, Urban Planning, and the Social Sciences in the Postwar United States’, in Cantor and Ramsden (eds) Stress, Shock, and Adaptation ; Mathew Thomson, ‘Neurasthenia in Britain: An Overview’, in Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra and Roy Porter (eds) Cultures of Psychiatry and Mental Health Care in Postwar Britain and the Netherlands , Clio Medica / The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001); Haggett, Desperate Housewives ; Haggett

in Feeling the strain
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Magistrates, doctors and families, 1840–70

Ibid., 141–143.    8 Melling and Forsythe, The Politics of Madness, pp. 107–108.    9 Wright, ‘The Certification of Insanity’, 268.   10 N. Tomes, ‘The Anglo-American Asylum in Historical Perspective’, in C. Smith and J. A. Giggs (eds), Location and Stigma. Contemporary Perspectives on Mental Health and Mental Health Care (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1998), p. 14.   11 Wright, ‘Family Strategies and Institutional Confinement of Idiot Children’, 190–208; Finnane, Insanity and the Insane, pp. 175–220; Walton, ‘Lunacy in the Industrial Revolution’, 1–22.  12 H. Marland

in Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820–1900

and Forsythe, The Politics of Madness, pp. 186–189; S. Cherry, Mental Health Care in Modern England. The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum, St. Andrew’s Hospital, 1810–1998 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003), p. 74.   46 When a t-test is carried out, the high value of 2.95 rejects the null hypothesis. This is an unlikely result confirming that women spent longer in the asylum during this period.   47 See chapter three.   48 This result is not as significant as it would seem, because it was heavily influenced by the disparity between the numbers of male and female patients in

in Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820–1900
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Physician-publics, citizen-audiences and a half-century of health-care debates in Canada

generates’. 53 Immigrants described as ‘sturdy seekers’ from the UK, Scandinavia and the Balkans, among other regions, took to farming and shaped the agrarian communities of the province in an environment that required them to be ‘solidly self-dependent’. MacTaggart wrote in great detail about physician-government collaborative programmes for tuberculosis, cancer and mental health care, as well as the municipal doctor

in Communicating the history of medicine
Transgender patients in early Swedish medical research

hospital built in 1872. In the 1950s and 1960s it specialized in anti-psychotic treatment with new psychotropic medicines as an alternative to permanent state custody. A 1969 article by Forssman and Wålinder gives a picture of mental health care at St Jörgen’s hospital. The authors write about ‘the astonishingly good results’ with lithium experiments in comparison to electroshock treatment, insulin-induced coma or lobotomy. One patient, a forty-three-year-old woman who was institutionalized at the age of sixteen for ‘attacks of uneasiness, violence and stupor’, had

in Bodily interventions and intimate labour

(London, 1736), pp. 1–11. Samuel Richardson, Familiar Letters on Important Occasions, ed. Brian Westerdale Downs (New  York:  Dodd, Mead, 1928), pp.  200–1. See also Max Byrd, Visits to Bedlam: Madness and Literature in the Eighteenth Century (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1975). 86 Swift, A Tale of a Tub, pp. 85–6. 87 Steven Cherry, Mental Health Care in Modern England: The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (Woodbridge and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2003), p. 25. 88 Scull, Andrew, The Most Solitary of Afflictions:  Madness and Society in Britain, 1700

in Enlightening enthusiasm

Nursing (London, 1993), p. 1. 2 For example, the MACA, examined in Chapter 5, deployed lady volunteers to visit its cases in their homes or places of work to check on the progress of their recipients and resolve any difficulties with their employers. The Central Association for Mental Welfare also engaged in work with the mentally disordered within the community. See L. Westwood, ‘Avoiding the Asylum: Pioneering Work in Mental Health Care, 1890–1939’ (DPhil thesis, Sussex University, 1999). 3 On the growing popularity of psychological thought, see M. Thomson

in Destigmatising mental illness?

’s epidemiological study offered new possibilities for the analysis of children’s developmental and psychological problems using social-psychiatric methods. Drawing from childhood psychosis research, it established autism, the major symptom of childhood psychosis, as a label that could be used in the rapidly changing landscape of mental health care for children. This label has stuck

in The metamorphosis of autism