Download e-book for iPad: A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry by Edward Shorter

By Edward Shorter

ISBN-10: 0195176685

ISBN-13: 9780195176681

this is often the 1st ancient dictionary of psychiatry. It covers the topic from autism to Vienna, and comprises the most important suggestions, participants, locations, and associations that experience formed the evolution of psychiatry and the neurosciences. An creation places extensive developments and foreign variations in context, and there's an in depth bibliography for additional analyzing. every one access supplies the most dates, topics, and personalities interested in the unfolding of the subject. Longer entries describe the evolution of such matters as melancholy, schizophrenia, and psychotherapy. The booklet provides prepared connection with when issues occurred in psychiatry, how and where they occurred, and who made the most contributions. additionally, it touches on such social topics as "women in psychiatry," "criminality and psychiatry," and "homosexuality and psychiatry." A finished index makes instantly available topics that don't look within the alphabetical directory. between those that will get pleasure from this dictionary are clinicians excited about the origins of thoughts they use of their day-by-day practices, reminiscent of "paranoia," "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors" (SSRIs), or "tardive dyskinesia"; simple scientists who wish prepared connection with the advance of such ideas as "neurotransmitters," "synapse," or "neuroimaging"; scholars of clinical background prepared to situate the psychiatric narrative inside of greater occasions, and most people enthusiastic about health problems that may have an effect on them, their households and their communities-or readers who in simple terms need to know concerning the grand chain of occasions from the asylum to Freud to Prozac. Bringing jointly details from the English, French, German, Italian, and Scandinavian languages, the Dictionary rests on a tremendous base of basic resources that hide the expansion of psychiatry via all of Western society.

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