Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry ePub download
by Jeffrey A. Lieberman
- ISBN: 0316278866
- ISBN13: 978-0316278867
- ePub: 1916 kb | FB2: 1562 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Medicine
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 10, 2015)
- Pages: 352
- Rating: 4.1/5
- Votes: 385
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Shrinks: The Untold Story. But it is his candor, lack of dogmatism and sensitivity to suffering that will linger in your mind long after you've turned the last page. ―Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.
Journeying through the history of psychiatry with Jeffrey A Lieberman is not unlike being led by Voltaire’s indomitable optimist . But where Lieberman features as a player, his book has all the interest of a tale of insider knowledge.
Journeying through the history of psychiatry with Jeffrey A Lieberman is not unlike being led by Voltaire’s indomitable optimist, Professor Pangloss, through the seven years’ war and the Lisbon earthquake. Psychiatry’s past may have been blinded by mesmerists and fast-talking snake-oil sellers. In one of his best sections, he recounts the battle that ended the status of homosexuality as a mental illness in the US and coincided with the assault from anti-psychiatrists to topple the Freudian-influenced edifice of American practice.
A central theme of the untold story is the assertion that psycho-analysis exerted a negative influence on the diagnosis, understanding and treatment of mental illness in the United States for three or four de-cades following World War II.
But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to The fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption, by the former President of the American Psychiatric Association.
Shrinks by Jeffrey Lieberman. Don't judge a book by its cover. 25,491,251 Views · 28 March.
That will be fodder, I hope, for a sequel and more insights from Lieberman.
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Formerly the President of the American Psychiatric Association, in 2000 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City. View Full Specifications.
has taken on in his book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
This is the unenviable task that Jeffrey Lieberman, past president of the APA, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University’s medical school, chief of psychiatry at its hospital, and director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, has taken on in his book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry. Psychiatry has finally matured from a psychoanalytic cult of shrinks into a scientific medicine of the brain. I may be critical of psychiatry, but as a clinician, I would be thrilled if the portrait Lieberman paints of the mental health field bore a closer resemblance to reality.