Ethan Watters and "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche"

Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Hosted by Will Hall

How did pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline create "depression" in Japan - and a billion dollar market for its anti-depressant drug Paxil? Why do people diagnosed with schizophrenia recover more in Tanzania than they do in the US? Can western-style psychotherapy help tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka? Ethan Watters, author of Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, discusses how mental disorders are cultural products, defined in the US and then exported around the world.


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