Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

by Neil Krishan Aggarwal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231166645
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Neil Krishan Aggarwal is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and a research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His areas of research interest are cultural psychiatry, cultural-competence training, and psychiatric anthropology. He is especially interested in conceptions of mental health and illness among South Asian and Middle Eastern populations.

Table of Contents

1. Mental Health, Culture, and Power in the War on Terror
2. Bioethics and the Conduct of Mental Health Professionals in the War on Terror
3. The Meanings of Symptoms and Services for Guantánamo Detainees
4. Depictions of Arabs and Muslims in Psychodynamic Scholarship
5. Depictions of Suicide Bombers in the Mental Health Scholarship
6. Knowledge and Practice in War on Terror Deradicalization Programs

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