STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS OF SUBORDINATION: A COMPARISON OF THE TREATMENT OF MADNESS IN THE AGE OF CONFINEMENT — AND TODAY

1 Introduction

2 Madness From the Renaissance Through the Classical Era

3 Civil Commitment in Modern America

4 From Beggars, to the Homeless: Institutionalization of Social Undesirables

5 General Problems With Psychiatric Diagnosis

6 Psychiatric Assessment of the Poor and Homeless: The Continued Correlation Between Poverty and Madness

7 Responses of the Homeless Population to Psychiatric Treatment

8 Social Tolerance

9 From the Militia, to the Police

10 On the Good Intentions of Psychiatrists and Law Enforcement Officers

11 A Difficulty Psychiatrists Have in Acknowledging Madness as a Transcendent

12 Manipulation of the Labor Force

13 Economic Productivity Through Mental Health Services

14 Forced Labor vs. Forced Treatment

15 Methods of Control: From Chains, to Anti-Psychotic Drugs

16 Medicine and Morality in Service of Economy and Social Control

17 The Moral Influence on Psychiatric Categories of Mental Illness

18 Conclusion

General Problems with Psychiatric Diagnosis

Responses of the Homeless Population to Psychiatric Treatment

On the Good Intentions of Psychiatrists and Law Enforcement Officers

A Difficulty Psychiatrists Have in Acknowledging Madness as a Transcendent

Matt Nagin is a writer, comedian, actor, and educator. His latest book, “Do Not Feed The Clown,” is available on Amazon. More at mattnagin.com.

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