Author:Murphy Halliburton

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Mudpacks and Prozac: Experiencing Ayurvedic, Biomedical and Religious Healing

By: Murphy Halliburton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Walnut Creek, California, USA, Left Coast Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034679

ISBN: 1598743996

Condition: New


People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies-from the medicated mudpacks 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 Western, Ayurvedic, and religious (Christian, Muslim, and Hindu) healing systems define psychiatric problems and cures. He describes people's embodied experiences of therapies that range from soothing to frightening, an... View more info