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

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

by Edward Shorter

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In this comprehensive history of psychiatry, Edward Shorter examines the evolution of psychiatric theory and practice from the 18th century to the present. The text argues for a return to... (more)

Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry

Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry

by Edward Shorter

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Psychiatry today is a barren tundra, writes medical historian Edward Shorter, where drugs that don't work are used to treat diseases that don't exist. In this provocative volume, Shorter illuminates... (more)

How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

by Edward Shorter

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This book argues that psychiatry's love affair with the diagnosis of depression has become a death grip. Depression is a real illness, especially in its melancholic form. But most patients who get... (more)

What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5: Historical Mental Disorders Today

What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5: Historical Mental Disorders Today

by Edward Shorter

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This book covers the diagnoses that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) failed to include, along with diagnoses that should not have been included, but were. Psychiatry as... (more)

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