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Baur, N. (2015; in press) ‘Familial stress and mental illness – investigating the role of the family in the perceived causation of and reaction to mental illness in Devon, c. 1940s to 1970s’, in Jackson, Mark The stress of life (Pickering & Chatto)

Baur, N. (2014) ‘Dressing the patient: the place of clothing in the admission, care and employment of residents in Devon mental hospitals, c. 1860-1960’ Textile History 45(2), 145-170. DOI: 10.1179/0040496914Z.00000000045 (with J Melling)

Baur, N. (2013) ‘Family influence and psychiatric care: physical treatment in Devon Mental Hospitals c. 1900 – 1970’, Endeavour 37(3), pp 172-83.

Baur, N. (2012) ‘Public policy and patient privacy: archiving patients’ mental health records from the age of the great hospital, c.1948-1970’, Archives XXXVI, pp 36-49. (with J Draisey & J Melling)

Baur, N. (2011) ‘Fabricating the Body: Textiles and human health in historical perspective’, Textile History 42, p. 261-2. (with J Melling)

Bazar, J. L. (in press 2015). The Utica crib: Biography of an unknown barbarous object. History of Psychology.
Key words: History of psychiatry; material culture; Utica crib; restraints; asylums; insanity; professionalization

Bell, C. (2014). The Lacanian Subject: Subject of Desire or the Subject of Drive? Language and Psychoanalysis, 3(1), 39-65.
Key words: Subject of Demand, Subject of Desire, Alienation, Separation, Autism, Psychosis

Bell, C. (2015) Three Approaches to Psychical Reality: An Interview with Dr. Antoine Mooij. Language and Psychoanalysis, 4(2), 83 – 88.
Key words: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Forensic Psychiatry, Subject Positions

Burston, D. 2014. “Alienation”. In The Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, ed. T. Teo, New York: Springer, pp. 76-81.

Burston, D. 2014. “Anti-Psychiatry”. In The Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, ed. T. Teo, New York: Springer, pp. 109-115.

Burston, D. 2010. “Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Myths, Realities and Consequences”. Journal for the History and Philosophy of Psychology, 12(2) 1-10.

Burston, D. 2013. Review of: Farber, S. The Spiritual Gift of Madness: The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement, Toronto: Inner Traditions. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, vol. 49, #3, pp. 331-333.

Collins, B. M. & Stam, H. J. (in press). Freeman’s transorbital lobotomy as an anomaly: A material culture examination of surgical instruments and operative spaces. History of Psychology.
Key words: lobotomy, psychosurgery, material culture, instruments, operative spaces.

Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2014). A transnational perspective on Psychosurgery: Beyond Portugal and the United States. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 23, 335-354.
Key words: global, international, leucotomy, lobotomy, psychosurgery, transnational.

Croft, H. (2012) Emotional Women and Frail Men: Gendered Diagnostics from Shell Shock to PTSD’in Ana Carden-Coyne (ed.), Gender and Conflict Since 1914. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Croft, H. (forthcoming) Rethinking Civilian Neuroses in the Second World War in Peter Leese and Jason Crouthmel (eds.), Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and After, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, under contract).

Dahl, H. (2017) ‘Insane criminals’ and the ‘criminally insane': criminal asylums in Norway, 1895-1940 in History of Psychiatry.

Dinishak, J. (forthcoming, with Nico Orlandi)“Philosophy of Psychology”. In Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Social Science.
Key words: psychiatry, philosophy of psychiatry, autism

Dinishak, J. (2013). (first author, with Nameera Akhtar) “A critical examination of mindblindness as a metaphor for autism.” In Child Development Perspectives 7(2): 110-114
Key words: autism, mindblindness, metaphors of madness, theory of mind, neurodiversity, deficit view

Dinishak, J. (2016)  Empathy, Like-mindedness, and Autism. In Risjord, M. (Ed.). Normativity and Naturalism. Routledge, pp. 113-134
Key words: autism, interpersonal understanding, empathy, agency

Dinishak, J. (2013). Mindblindness: a troubling metaphor? In A. Perry and Chris Herrera (Eds.), Ethics and Neurodiversity Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 67-85.
Key words: autism, mindblindness, metaphors of madness, ethics, atypical minds, theory of mind, neurodiversity, deficit view

Eghigian, G.  The Corrigible and the Incorrigible:  Science, Medicine, and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany (University of Michigan Press, in press).
Key words: crime; forensic psychiatry; Germany; criminology; treatment prison; sex offender

Eghigian, G. (ed.) From Madness to Mental Health:  Psychiatric Disorder and its Treatment in Western Civilization (Rutgers University Press, 2010).
Key words: madness; psychiatry; psychotherapy; world history; primary sources

Eghigian, G. (ed.) The Routledge History of Madness (Routledge Press, projected publication 2016).
Key words: madness; world history

Eghigian, G. A Drifting Concept for an Unruly Menace: A History of Psychopathy in Germany, Isis, (in press, June 2015).
Key words: psychopathy; psychopath; diagnosis; Germany

Eghigian, G. The Psychiatrist, the Aliens, and ‘Going Native,’ Psychiatric Times, 31 (November 2014): 1, 13.
Key words: alien abduction; regressive hypnosis; psychiatry

Eghigian, G. Deinstitutionalizing the History of Contemporary Psychiatry. History of Psychiatry, 22 (2011): 201-214.
Key words: contemporary history; psychiatry; deinstitutionalization; psychotherapy

Godman, M. & Jefferson, A. (forthcoming) “On Blaming and Punishing  Psychopaths”, Criminal Law and Philosophy: DOI:

Godman, M. (2013) “Psychiatric disorders qua natural kinds: the case  of the ‘apathetic children’”. Biological Theory, 7(2), 144-152.

Harris, B. (in press 2015). Therapeutic Work and Mental Illness in America, c. 1830 – 1970. In W. Ernst (Ed.), Work, psychiatry and society, 1800-1950. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Harris, B. (2015). Creating an American Psychiatry [Review of Pathologist of the Mind: Adolph Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry by Susan D. Lamb]. PsycCRITIQUES, 60 (5), doi:10.1037/a0038720

Harris, B., & Stevens, C. (2010, May). From rest cure to work cure. Monitor on Psychology, pp. 26-27.

Hayward, M., Strauss, C., & McCarthy-Jones, S. (eds). (2015). Hallucinations: from theory to therapy. London: Taylor & Francis. For a complete list of publications, see

Kanerva, K. (2015) ‘Disturbances of the Mind and Body: Effects of the Living Dead in Medieval Iceland’, in  Sari Katajala-Peltomaa & Susanna Niiranen (eds.), Mental (Dis)Order in Later Medieval Europe. Leiden: Brill, 219–242.
Key words: mental disorder, emotions, body, supernatural

Karge, H. (2016, forthcoming) Making Sense of War Neurosis in Yugoslavia, in: Peter Leese, Jason Crouthamel (eds.), Aftershock: Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the Great War. Palgrave Macmillan.

Karge, M. (2014) Psychiatrischer Institutionenaufbau und sozialmedizinische Diskurse in Kroatien-Slawonien und Serbien um 1900, in: Institutionen und Kultur in Südosteuropa, hg.von Wim van Meurs und Dietmar Müller (Südosteuropa-Jahrbuch Bd. 39) München: Verlag Otto Sagner, 241-266

McCarthy-Jones, S. (2012). Hearing voices: The histories, causes and meanings of auditory verbal hallucinations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. For a complete list of publications, see

Miettinen, R. (2015) Suicide in Seventeenth-Century Sweden: The Crime and Legal Praxis in the Lower Courts. Ph.D. Thesis. Tampere: University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities: History.
Key words: suicide, history of suicide, early modern Sweden, history of insanity

Millard, Chris. A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing. London: Palgrave Macmillan (August 2015) (in press)
Key words: Self-harm, self-cutting, self-mutilation, attempted suicide, overdosing, history.

Millard, Chris. ‘“The social”, stress and attempted suicide’ in M. Jackson (ed.) The Stress of Life: Gender, Emotions and Health after the Second World War. (Forthcoming June 2015)
Key words: Attempted suicide, overdose, social work, psychiatric social work, psychiatry, social setting.

Millard, Chris & Simon Wessely. ‘Editorial: Parity of esteem between mental and physical health’ British Medical Journal 349 (2014) (plus published response: ‘Authors’ Reply to Timimi’ British Medical Journal (2014))
Key words: Parity of esteem, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, public policy, mental health funding.

Millard, Chris. ‘Making the cut: the production of “self-harm” in post-1945 Anglo-Saxon psychiatry’ History of the Human Sciences 26(2) (2013): 126-150
Key words: self-harm, self-mutilation, self-cutting, psychiatry, deliberate self-harm, history of self-harm

Millard, Chris. ‘Reinventing intention: “self-harm” and the “cry for help” in postwar Britain’ Current Opinion in Psychiatry 25(6) (2012): 503-507
Key words: Self-harm, self cutting, overdosing, attempted suicide, cry for help, psychiatry, social work.

Myhre, E., & Thomassen, Ø. (2014). The Construction of an Accepted Masculinity: Castration in High Security Psychiatric Institutions in Norway 1923-1945. In I. Lander, S. Ravn & N. Jon (Eds.), Masculinities in the Criminological Field: Control, Vulnerability and Risk-Taking: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Myllykangas, M. & Parhi, K. (forthcoming) The Unjustified Emotions: Child Suicide in Finnish Psychiatry from the 1930s until the 1970s. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth.
Key words: suicide, children, psychiatry, Finland

Noll, Richard (2015) Psychiatry. In Cautin, Robin & Scott Lilienfeld (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology .New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

van Beveren, Nico J., Emanuel Schwartz, Richard Noll, Paul C. Guest, Carin Meijer, Lieuwe de Haan, Sabine Bahn (2014) Evidence for disturbed insulin and growth hormone signaling as potential risk factors in the development of schizophrenia, Translational Psychiatry 4, e430; doi:10.1038/tp.2014.52.

Noll, Richard (2014) Speak, Memory. Psychiatric Times, 21 March,

Noll, Richard (2013) When psychiatry battled the devil. Psychiatric Times, 6 December,

Noll, Richard (2013) Suffering and sadness are not diseases. Harvard University Press Blog, 28 May,

Noll, Richard (2013) Tribal epistemologies. Biopolitics, Mental Illness and Leadership Issue, 16 March,

Noll, Richard (2013) The bed makes gestures. Psychiatric Times (print) 30 (3), 25.

Noll, Richard (2013) The bed makes gestures. Psychiatric Times (online), 28 January,

Noll, Richard (2012) Whole body madness. Psychiatric Times (print) 29 (12), 13-14.

Noll, Richard (2012) Whole body madness. Psychiatric Times (online), 26 September,

Noll, Richard (2012) Dementia praecox, 1886: A new turning point? History of Psychiatry 23, 255-256 .

Bahn, Sabine, Richard Noll, Anthony Barnes, Emmanuel Schwarz, Paul C. Guest. (2011) Challenges of introducing new biomarker products for neuropsychiatric disorders into the market. International Review of Neurobiology 101, 299-327

Noll, Richard (2011) American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Noll, Richard (2010) 作为一种文化现象的心象培养: 谈表象在萨满教中的作用 Zuowei yizhong wenhus xianxiang de Xinxiang peiyang: Tan biaoxiang zai samanjiao zhong de zuoyang [Mental imagery cultivation as a cultural phenomenon: The role of visions in shamanism]. In Guo Shuyun & Shen Zhanchun (eds), 萨满学文集 Yuwai samanxue Wenji [Collection of Overseas Shamanology]. Beijing: Xue Yuan Press, 95-135.
Key words: schizophrenia, dementia praecox, psychosis, shamanism, US psychiatry 1880 to 1950.

Pietikainen, Petteri (2015) Madness: A History. London: Routledge.

Du Plessis, R. 2012. The influence of moral therapy on the landscape design of lunatic asylums built in the nineteenth century. De Arte 86:21-38.
Key words: Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, Thomas Duncan Greenlees, moral therapy, photography, lunatic asylums

Du Plessis, R. 2013. Popularising and promoting the asylum: photography and image making at the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, 1890-1907. Image & Text 22:96-129.
Key words: Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, Thomas Duncan Greenlees, moral therapy, photography, lunatic asylums, Michel Foucault

Du Plessis, R. 2014. Photographs from the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, 1890-1907. Social Dynamics 40(1):12-42. Key words: casebook photographs; colonialism; Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum; Thomas Duncan Greenlees; lunatic asylums; moral therapy; photography

Du Plessis, R. 2014. The Tara photograph album: visualising a therapeutic community. Adler Museum Bulletin 40(2):13-18.
Key words: Tara Hospital; photography; psychiatry

Du Plessis, R. 2015. The principles and priorities of Dr T.D. Greenlees, medical superintendent of the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, 1890–1907. Historia 60(1), 22-46
Key words: Thomas Duncan Greenlees; lunatic asylums; moral therapy; Michel Foucault; Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum.

Swartz, S. (2015). Homeless Wanderers: Movement and Mental Illness in the Cape Colony in the Nineteenth Century. UCT Press.

Tuohela, K. (2015): The Ordeal of the Soul. Ordinary People’s Autobiographies of Mental Illness in Finland, 1870s to 1935. Writing the Self: Essays on Autobiography and Autofiction. Edited by Kerstin W. Shands, Giulia Grillo Mikrut, Dipti Ranjan Pattanaik, and Karen Ferreira-Meyers. English Studies 5. Stockholm: Södertörn UP, 2015, 219–229.
Key words: history of mental illness, autobiography, spituality, asylum narrative

Tuohela, K. (2011). Dotage without a fever. Towards a cultural history of melancholia. In They Do Things Differently There. Essays on Cultural History. Ed. Bruce Johnson & Harri Kiiskinen
Key words: history of melancholia

Turner, John, Rhodri Hayward, Katherine Angel, K.W.M. Fulford, John Hall, Chris Millard and Mathew Thomson ‘Mental Health Services in England, 1959-2007: An Experiment in Oral History’ in press at Medical History (2015)
Key words: Mental health, psychiatry, psychology, mental health policy, oral history.

Van Lommel, K., ‘The recognition of Roman soldiers’ mental impairment’, Acta Classica: Journal of the Classical Association of South Africa, 56 (2013), 155-184.

Keywords: Roman soldiers, mental impairment, trauma, PTSD, Roman army.