The Protest Psychosis, Jonathan M. Metzl

Peaceful protests have long been pathologized. Metzl, a psychiatrist and anthropologist, uses careful analysis of hospital records to show how schizophrenia was racialized and gendered. Black men were pathologized by psychiatry. “…psychiatrists should remain continually aware of how social contexts, historical moments, and violent structures shape perceptions of psychiatric reality.” Amen!

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