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The Shrinks
Author: Jeffrey Lieberman

ISBN: 9780297871361
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10 March 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4 x 2.3
Description:
A world-renowned psychiatrist reveals the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise and redemption. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining 'lunatics' in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for 'the black sheep of medicine' has been anything but smooth.

In Shrinks, Dr Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science through its adolescence as a cult of 'shrinks' to its late blooming maturity since the Second World War as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the luminaries of the field, from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel, Shrinks is a gripping and illuminating read. It is also an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma surrounding of mental illness and to start treating it as a disease rather than a state of mind.

About the Author

Jeffrey Lieberman is Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Psychiatrist in Ch...

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