The 1980s Biological Revolution in Psychiatry: What Really Happened Next

January 13, 2020
Psychology 1312
Anne Harrington, Harvard University


Anne Harrington is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, specializing in the history of psychiatry, neuroscience, and the other mind and behavioral sciences. Dr. Harrington received her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Oxford University and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London and the University of Freiburg in Germany. For six years, she co-directed Harvard's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative. She was also a founding co-editor of Biosocieties, a journal concerned with social science approaches to the life sciences. Dr. Harrington is the author of four books: Medicine, Mind and the Double Brain (1987); Reenchanted Science (1997); The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (2007) and Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (2019). In 2018 she was a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany and launched a new research project on the history of "miracle healings" at the Catholic healing shrine of Lourdes.