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

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For someone who is not associated with this world this seems like a very good introduction to this world, the author obviously has some biases but is relatively open about them which for an ... Read full review

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

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A good overview, but not a very critical one. Decent introduction to the field and the major changes that have taken place over the last 200+ years of Psychiatry. The author makes a couple of quite surprisingly chauvinistic assumptions/statements in the book that made me gasp, though!! Read full review

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

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A useful description of Psychiatry's history both medically and in terms of its role in society. Objective and insightful. Read full review

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

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This book is not a dull history book - while painting the big picture of the history of psychiatry in Europe and north America, it also gives you some very interesting perspectives on the social ... Read full review

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

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This fascinating account of the development of Psychiatry from the operators of 18th century insane asylums to the gatekeepers of the psychopharmacological drug stable is a tour De force in Medical ... Read full review

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

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This book is shameful. The author has clearly no knowledge of psychoanalysis and instrumentalises historical data just to openly offend psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. All this to conclude that ... Read full review

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

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This was interesting and is very readable, especially for the early history of psychiatry. I wish Shorter had written it after all the controversy with psychiatric drugs (eg, the placebo effect and ... Read full review

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Shorter does a remarkable job compressing over 200 years of medical history into a single, readable volume. Rather than attempting to provide the reader with an exhaustive chronology of psychiatry ... Read full review


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