Two years ago, we published our first post on historypsychiatry.wordpress.com. Soon, an editorial board was set up and h-madness found its place in the blogosphere. In the last year, we have published 139 posts, this one included (the first year we had been more prolific: 207 posts). We had 61 000 page views (the first year 53 000). This year we welcomed a new member on the editorial board – Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau – and changed our url to historypsychiatry.com. We plan on forging ahead and encourage our readers to initiate discussions about our posts through comments. We would also like to thank all the authors of the last year. Here are some statistics (for the geeks out there).
- Top five posts
- Dr. Walter Freeman’s photographs of lobotomy patients by Valérie Leclercq
- DSM-V: Getting Closer to Pathologizing Everyone? by Alan Horwitz
- Review: Shutter Island by Sarah Birge
- Some Reflections on Electroconvulsive Therapy, Past and Present by Greg Eghigian
- Review – Ethan Watters. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Hans Pols
All these posts have been written in the first year of h-madness.
- Top referrers
- Top five countries
- United States (45%)
- Unknown (16%)
- France (8%)
- Canada (8%)
- United Kingdom (7%)
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