A history of psychiatry from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac by Edward Shorter

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Published by John Wiley & Sons in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Psychiatry -- history,
  • Psychoanalysis -- history,
  • Psychotherapy -- history,
  • Social Values

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Statementby Edward Shorter.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22157437M
ISBN 10047115749X
LC Control Number96-15292

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This book brings together leading international authorities - physicians, historians, social scientists, and others - who explore the many complex interpretive and ideological dimensions of historical writing about psychiatry. The book includes chapters on the history of the asylum, Freud, anti-psychiatry in the United States and abroad.

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Details. History of Psychiatry publishes research articles, analysis and information across the entire field of the history of mental illness and the forms of medicine, psychiatry, cultural response and social policy which have evolved to understand and treat it. It covers all periods of history up to the present day, and all nations and cultures.

The history of psychiatry is the history of how doctors came to see abnormal or extreme beliefs, emotions, and behavior as a form of illness and created a medical specialty to formalize the approach to people presenting with such problems.

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An excerpt from the University of California Press website follows: "Written by one of the world’s most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness.

A Harvard-trained social historian, Edward Shorter has held the Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine since Inhe was cross-appointed as Professor of Psychiatry in recognition of his rising profile as a historian of psychiatry.

Editorial Reviews. Reviewer: William F. Gabrielli, Jr., MD, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center) Description: This book reviews psychiatry's evolution from its beginning as a medical specialty with therapeutic asylums, through the early biological era, the descriptive period, the psychoanalytic era, and finally the medical era.

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A Century of Psychiatry,14 which appeared at the millennium, was edited by another former editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, Hugh Freeman, who wrote extensively on the history of psychiatry and did much to encourage research.

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Most chapters are Available Formats: Softcover eBook. By today’s standards, psychiatry is a relatively new science with much left to be explored.

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Bynum, Roy Porter, Michael Shepherd: Edition: illustrated, reprint: Publisher: Taylor & Francis, ISBN. The book includes chapters on the history of the asylum, Freud, anti-psychiatry in the United States and abroad, feminist interpretations of psychiatry's past, and historical accounts of Nazism and psychotherapy, as well as discussions of many individual historical figures and movements.

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Shorter's view of psychopharmacology appeared to change significantly between his book A History of Psychiatry (Shorter, ) and his short article, 'History of psychiatry' (Shorter, ).

History of a Healing Landscape By Katherine Ziff Foreword by Samuel T. Gladding Afterword by Joseph Shields and Shawna Bolin. Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum.

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