After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Harvard Professor Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, he chronicles their journey in “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.”

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~10 min

 psychiatry  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  alzheimers  health-care  the-soul-of-care  arthur-kleinman  caregiving  medical-anthropology

Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric drugs

The Gazette spoke with History of Science Professor Anne Harrington about her new book, “Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness,” which traces the treatment of mental disorders from its early years to the Prozac Nation of today.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
June 17, 2019 ~10 min

 mental-health  psychiatry  biology  fas  health-medicine  jed-gottlieb  mind-fixers  anne-harrington  history-of-science  mental-illness