Psychiatry and Postmodern Theory

@article{Lewis2000PsychiatryAP,
  title={Psychiatry and Postmodern Theory},
  author={Bradley Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Medical Humanities},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={71-84}
}
  • B. Lewis
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine, Art
  • Journal of Medical Humanities
Psychiatry, as a subspecialty of medicine, is a quintessentially modernist project. Yet across the main campus, throughout the humanities and social sciences, there is increasing postmodern consensus that modernism is a deeply flawed project. Psychiatry, the closest of the medical specialties to the humanities and social sciences, will be the first to encounter postmodern theory. From my reading, psychiatry, though likely defensive at first, will eventually emerge from a postmodern critique… 
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