History Of Psychiatry,a:from The Era Of The Asylum To The Age Of Prozac

Author(s): Edward Shorter

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In this comprehensive history of psychiatry, Edward Shorter examines the evolution of psychiatric theory and practice from the 18th century to the present. The text argues for a return to "biological" roots and treatments of mental illness, as opposed to "social" roots.


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EDWARD SHORTER, PhD, is Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of ten books, including the international bestseller The Making of the Modern Family and a two--volume history of psychosomatic illness.

The Birth of Psychiatry. The Asylum Era. The First Biological Psychiatry. Nerves. The Psychoanalytic Hiatus. Alternatives. The Second Biological Psychiatry. From Freud to Prozac. Notes. Index.

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  • : 9780471245315
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : 0.57
  • : February 1998
  • : 237mm X 163mm X 30mm
  • : books

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  • : Edward Shorter
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 616.89009
  • : 448
  • : 32 photographs and engravings