Mudpacks and Prozac Experiencing Ayurvedic, Biomedical, and Religious Healing

People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies – from the medicated mud packs of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world’s religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates the very different ways in which Ayurvedic, Western, and religious (Christian, Muslim, and Hindu) healing systems define psychiatric problems …

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