History of mental illness treatment

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Treating mental illness has changed in fundamental ways in the last few centuries, and there’s still progress to be made. We look back at the history and where the practice is headed with the author of the book Desperate Remedies.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Andrew Scull Guest

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