Scull: Gothic tale of madness:
What was a focal infection theory of mental illness?
theory that toxins from infections within ones own body can initiate mental illnesses
these infections are often asymptomatic and initiate diseases by disseminating
Overview of Article
Informed by feminist perspective
Based on recommendations of Creating Choices report by The Canadian Task Force on
Federally Incarcerated Women
Crim 302 Questions
Questions for Seminar 2
1. The myth of mental illness
1. Please elaborate T.Szaszs idea: there are diseases of the brain, not of the mind.
There is often an assumption that when people have psychological deficits it is due to a
From Madness to Mental Illness
1. What is the main goal (the argument) of the article? Please restate it in simple
language instead of Sculls complicated style.
- a redefinition which saw the transformation of insanity from a vague, culturally