The Meaning Of Madness by Dr. Neel Burton
THE MEANING OF MADNESS Explores what mental disorders can teach us about human nature and the human condition. This book proposes to open up the debate on mental disorders, to get people interested and talking, and to get them thinking. For example, what is schizophrenia? Why is it so common? Why does it affect human beings and not animals? What might this tell us about our mind and body, language and creativity, music and religion? What are the boundaries between mental disorder and `normality`? Is there a relationship between mental disorder and genius? These are some of the difficult but important questions that this book confronts, with the aim of exploring what mental disorders can teach us about human nature and the human condition.