Author Ethan Watters is interviewed about his latest book “Crazy Like Us”, which contends that the US is exporting the definition of mental illnesses to the world, sometimes to the detriment of other cultures. He maintains that the language of mental suffering, and the expression of symptoms, depends on a particular culture at a particular time.

Discussion Questions for Ethan Watters

Books by Ethan Watters


Music: Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky lived with “fits of madness.”

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