Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

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by Jeffrey A. Lieberman  (Author)

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

by Jeffrey A. Lieberman  (Author)

"An astonishing book: honest, sober, exciting, and humane... [Shrinks] brings you to the very forefront of one of the most amazing medical journeys of our time." --Siddhartha Mukherjee

Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth. 

Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science to its late blooming maturity--beginning after World War II--as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the field's luminaries--from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel--SHRINKS is a gripping read, and an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.

 

Product details

  • File Size: 2592 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316278866
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2015
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English