Andrew Scull is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of more than 15 books on the history of psychiatry, including Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, and from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine. His new book, Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry and the Mysteries of Mental Health, will be published by Allen Lane and Penguin Books in April 2022. He has held fellowships from (among others) the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies and is a past president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine.
Andrew has published in major journals in medicine, psychiatry, law, social and medical history, and sociology, and he has written extensively on psychiatry for a more general audience, publishing in such venues as the Times Literary Supplement, The Atlantic, Scientific American, the Paris Review, the London Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Nation. He has appeared in several documentaries on BBC television and on the Public Broadcasting System in the United States, as well as serving as an advisor to many others. On radio, he has appeared many times on the BBC, on many public and commercial radio stations in the United States, on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.