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A HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An opinionated, anecdote-rich history of a branch of medicine strongly shaped by culture. Canadian physician and medical historian Shorter (Univ. of Toronto) begins his lively account by describing ... Read full review

A history of psychiatry: from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac

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The view of psychiatry held by both insiders and the general public has changed considerably in the past few decades, in ways that Shorter (From the Mind into the Body, LJ 11/1/93) both acknowledges ... Read full review

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Certainly a useful text to support understanding the different approaches that have been utilised throughout and considered as legitimate in the past. Interestingly, today, we would never consider possession as an evidence based approach, however, I am aware that it is one that is covertly discussed among mental health workers in lunch rooms and corridors of all mental health workplaces and institutions that I have worked in. 

Review: A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac

User Review  - Rashad Raoufi - Goodreads

it ranges from the very boring fact attacks about dead germans to fasinating accounts of how psychiatry has evolved from bath treatments and enemas to prozac, its well researched and detailed which ... Read full review


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