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The moon and madness

The moon and madness

Author: Niall McCrae
Publisher: Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Lunacy, the legendary notion of minds unhinged by the moon, continues to captivate the popular imagination. Although it violates the assumptions of modern science and psychiatry, such belief remains common among mental health workers. Furthermore, several studies have found a small, unexplained correlation between behaviour and the lunar cycle. The book is divided into two parts. It begins with a historical account  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall McCrae
ISBN: 9781845403317 1845403312
OCLC Number: 909279820
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (xii, 199 pages))
Contents: Front Matter --
Publisher Information --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Body Matter --
Nearest Heaven --
The Medieval Cosmos --
Lunacy in the Age of Reason --
Eclipsed by Mental Science --
An Elusive Proof --
Our Mischievous Minds --
A Distracting Glow --
Tidal Rhythms --
Reconciling Mind and Cosmos --
Back Matter --
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Abstract:

Lunacy, the legendary notion of minds unhinged by the moon, continues to captivate the popular imagination. Although it violates the assumptions of modern science and psychiatry, such belief remains common among mental health workers. Furthermore, several studies have found a small, unexplained correlation between behaviour and the lunar cycle. The book is divided into two parts. It begins with a historical account of the lunacy concept, followed by an investigation of hypothetical mechanism ...
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