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The Resource Shrinks : the untold story of psychiatry, Jeffrey A. Lieberman ; with Ogi Ogas

Shrinks : the untold story of psychiatry, Jeffrey A. Lieberman ; with Ogi Ogas

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Shrinks : the untold story of psychiatry
Title
Shrinks
Title remainder
the untold story of psychiatry
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Lieberman ; with Ogi Ogas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, MD, reveals, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth. Here, 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--beginning after World War II--as a science-driven profession that saves lives. It's a history full of fanciful theories--from Franz Mesmer's nineteenth-century notion of "animal magnetism" to the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder as late as the 1970s--and reckless treatments, including "coma therapies" and ice-pick lobotomies. It's also the story of a field divided against itself, torn between mind-focused psychiatrists like Sigmund Freud, whose theory of psychoanalysis dominated American psychiatry for more than half a century, and brain-focused neuroscientists like Eric Kandel, whose pioneering research helped bring the reign of Freud, his hero, to a close. At its heart, Shrinks is a detective tale, propelled by the central questions, what is mental illness and how can it be treated? The true heroes of this tale are the men and women who dared to challenge the status quo in pursuit of answers.--From publisher description
Summary
A former president of the American Psychiatric Association presents the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, downfall and redemption
Writing style
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10403815
Cataloging source
NLM
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1948-
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Lieberman, Jeffrey A.
Dewey number
616.89009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438
LC item number
.L54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ogas, Ogi
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True
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  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Disorders
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the untold story of psychiatry
Label
Shrinks : the untold story of psychiatry, Jeffrey A. Lieberman ; with Ogi Ogas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What's wrong with Elena? -- Part I: The story of diagnosis. The stepchild of medicine : mesmerists, alienists, and analysts ; Down the garden path : the rise of the shrink ; What is mental illness? : a farrago of diagnoses ; Destroying the Rembrandts, Goyas, and Van Goghs : anti-Freudians to the rescue -- Part II: The story of treatment. Desperate measures : fever cures, coma therapy, and lobotomies ; Mother's little helper: medicine at last -- Part III: Psychiatry reborn. Out of the wilderness : the brain revolution ; Soldier's heart : the mystery of trauma ; The triumph of pluralism : the DSM-5 ; The end of stigma : the future of psychiatry
Control code
ocn903673199
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780316278867
Lccn
2014956581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)903673199
Label
Shrinks : the untold story of psychiatry, Jeffrey A. Lieberman ; with Ogi Ogas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What's wrong with Elena? -- Part I: The story of diagnosis. The stepchild of medicine : mesmerists, alienists, and analysts ; Down the garden path : the rise of the shrink ; What is mental illness? : a farrago of diagnoses ; Destroying the Rembrandts, Goyas, and Van Goghs : anti-Freudians to the rescue -- Part II: The story of treatment. Desperate measures : fever cures, coma therapy, and lobotomies ; Mother's little helper: medicine at last -- Part III: Psychiatry reborn. Out of the wilderness : the brain revolution ; Soldier's heart : the mystery of trauma ; The triumph of pluralism : the DSM-5 ; The end of stigma : the future of psychiatry
Control code
ocn903673199
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780316278867
Lccn
2014956581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)903673199

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