Crazy like us : the globalization of the American psyche / Ethan Watters.
Author: Watters, Ethan.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781416587088 :
Description: vii, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Mental illness Cross-cultural studies.
Psychology, Pathological Cross-cultural studies.
Mental illness United States.
Globalization Psychological aspects.
Contents: The rise of anorexia in Hong Kong -- The wave that brought PTSD to Sri Lanka -- The shifting mask of schizophrenia in Zanzibar -- The mega-marketing of depression in Japan -- Conclusion : the global economic crisis and the future of mental illness.
Summary: Journalist Watters explores the American exportation of how the world goes mad, arguing that as we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases.