Chapter 3. Madness and Views of the Self in Early Civilization

  1. Seevalingum Ramsamy PhD, BEd(Hons), MEd, PGCE, CERT Ed, RNT, DNPsych, RMN, RGN

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699256.ch3

Caring for Madness: The Role of Personal Experience in the Training of Mental Health Nurses

Caring for Madness: The Role of Personal Experience in the Training of Mental Health Nurses

How to Cite

Ramsamy, S. (2001) Madness and Views of the Self in Early Civilization, in Caring for Madness: The Role of Personal Experience in the Training of Mental Health Nurses, Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadelphia, PA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470699256.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability, Sheffield University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 FEB 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861562005

Online ISBN: 9780470699256

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Keywords:

  • Buddhism;
  • Charvaka;
  • ancient cultures;
  • Jainism;
  • Asia

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • The Vedic Tradition

  • The Egyptian View of Madness and the Self

  • The Greek Perspective

  • The Self

  • Continuities and Contradiction in Ancient “Psychiatry”