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Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Psychiatry and Its Discontents (Hardback)

By Scull, Andrew

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Written by one of the world's distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on one hundred years of psychiatry. Scull traces the rise of the field, the midcentury hegemony of psychoanalytic methods, and the... paradigm's decline along with the ascendance and hegemony 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. Collectively, the essays in Psychiatry and Its Discontents provide a vivid and compelling portrait of the recurring crises of legitimacy that mad-doctors , as they were once called, have endured, and illustrates the impact of psychiatry's ideas and interventions on the lives of those afflicted with mental illness.
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ISBN 9780520305496
Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
Publisher University of California Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780520305496
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Scull, Andrew
Category Reference Works
Social Issues
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 616.89
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychiatry
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade