Luhrmann’s Introduction to “Our Most Troubling Madness”

What are the most important or thought-provoking points in Luhrmann’s introduction to “Our Most Troubling Madness”?

Why do you think these particular examples are important or thought-provoking? Also, provide questions that this reading raises for you. Regarding the local cultural interpretation of mental illness, is the illness understood to be inevitably chronic? As for industrial-age labor, can the ill person work?