Thursday, February 25, 2010

Globalizing psychiatry 2/24

Carly Yuenger

Yesterday's show with Ethan Watters about the influence of western medicine on other culture's understandings of the mind and its idiosyncrasies sparked some really great conversation.

Watters' book, Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, not only opened a far too rare discussion of the many ethical, social and personal issues surrounding mental health, but showed how important and helpful it is to think through them from a global perspective. And that's just the kind of conversation we love to hold...

You can listen to the show here, check out some of the audience discussion at our Facebook page, or leave a comment below with your thoughts.

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