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An anthropologist explores culture, mental illness, and disability
Roy Richard Grinker Ph.D.
Where does the idea that women's bodies and minds are governed by their reproductive organs come from?
Will people with COVID-19 get the mental health care they need?
Most of the positive stories I’ve heard about someone’s struggles with disability involve failure. Nearly every negative story is about being sheltered and protected.
How do we define a good life and who deserves to have one?
Why do clinicians still diagnose celebrities with "exhaustion"?
It's time to find a new word for schizophrenia, freed from its racist past.
Why we need to end the fear and stigma of electroconvulsive therapy.
Why are millennials so willing to talk about mental illness?
The shadow pandemic of mental illness caused by the COVID-19 crisis is just one reason to challenge the idea that mental illnesses are caused by a "broken brain."
Roy Richard Grinker, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University. He is the author of the forthcoming book Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness.