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Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 376
Author Andrew Scull
Publisher University of California Press
Isbn-10 0520305493
Isbn-13 9780520305496
Dimension 15.24*3.3*22.86

Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Andrew Scull's Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Written by one of the world's most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness. Andrew Scull traces the rise of the field, the midcentury hegemony of psychoanalytic methods, and the paradigm's decline with the ascendance of biological and pharmaceutical approaches to mental illness. The book's historical sweep is broad, ranging from the age of the asylum to the rise of psychopharmacology and the dubious triumphs of "community care." The essays in Psychiatry and Its Discontents provide a vivid and compelling portrait of the recurring crises of legitimacy experienced by "mad-doctors," as psychiatrists were once called, and illustrates the impact of psychiatry's ideas and interventions on the lives of those afflicted with mental illness.
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Why you should read Psychiatry and Its Discontents by Andrew Scull

This book has been written by Andrew Scull, who has written books like Psychiatry and Its Discontents,Madhouse - A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine,Hysteria: The Biography (Biographies of Disease). The books are written in Encyclopaedias & Reference Works,Reference category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Encyclopaedias & Reference Works. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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Psychiatry and Its Discontents Hardcover English
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Hysteria: The Biography (Biographies of Disease) Hardcover English

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