The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Overview: A world-renowned psychiatrist reveals the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise and redemption.
Book Description: A world-renowned psychiatrist reveals the fascinating story of psychiatry’s origins, demise and redemption. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining ‘lunatics’ in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for ‘the black sheep of medicine’ has been anything but smooth. In SHRINKS, Dr Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science through its adolescence as a cult of ‘shrinks’ to its late blooming maturity since the Second World War as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the luminaries of the field, from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel, SHRINKS is a gripping and illuminating read. It is also an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma surrounding mental illness and to start treating it as a disease rather than a state of mind.
- Shrinks by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Ogi Ogas
- Title: Shrinks
- Subtitle:The Untold Story of Psychiatry
- Authors: Andrew Scull
- Publisher : Hachette UK
- Published Date: 2015-03-12
- Category: Psychology, Medical, Medical
- Ratings Count: 3
- Average rating: 4.5