What is the "soma?"
Provide a definition of "soma" as it relates to psychiatry.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 5:46 pm ad1c9bdddf
Soma and psychiatry in Huxley
The term "Soma" was used in Aldous Huxley 's dystopic novel Brave New World (1932) in which it describes a drug. This is an 'opium of the people' that replaces religion in an oppressive futuristic science-based society. Soma is a pill consumed as an anti-depressant by workers who lead emotionally repressed and regimented lives. The ...
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