The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Overview: A world-renowned psychiatrist reveals the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise and redemption.

Buy Now – Shrinks by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Ogi Ogas

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.

Book Details

  • 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
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  • Category: Psychology, Medical, Medical
  • Ratings Count: 3
  • Average rating: 4.5

Buy Now – Shrinks by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Ogi Ogas
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