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Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Psychiatry is increasingly a part of everyday life. The growing number of patients being diagnosed with depression, ADD, alcoholism, and other illnesses mean that few people are not touched by it. This book provides a valuable and comprehensible introduction to the subject. It starts with the history of its development as a scientific field, including the identification of major mental illnesses, the rise and fall of the asylum system, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and other psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine, psychiatry has been attacked and criticized. There is a long list of perceived horrors--patient abuse, bizarre medical experiments, mind-control by evil governments, coercion by maniacal hypnotists. Modern psychiatry brings with it new controversies, such as the perceived over-prescription of antidepressants and behavior modifiers for children and teens, or unchecked marketing power of drug companies. This book does not draw conclusions on these issues, but rather provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is, and what it does, so that they can draw their own. It is a great reference for anyone with an interest in mental illness and its treatment, students of psychiatry, medicine, psychology, and history of science, and health professionals.

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"First published as a Very Short Introduction 2006"--T.p. verso.

About the Author

Tom Burns is Professor of Social Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and a practicing consultant psychiatrist in the National Health Service.

Table of Contents

1. What is Psychiatry?

2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry

3. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

4. Care in the Community

5. Psychiatry under attack - inside and out

6. Open to abuse

7. Into the 21st Century

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192807274
Author:
Burns, Tom
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Tom
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
Medicine | Psychiatry
Subject:
Medicine | Psychiatry and Psychology
Subject:
Medicine | Psychiatry & Psychology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.96x4.26x.38 in. .30 lbs.

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