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Psychiatry : a very short introduction / Tom Burns.

  • Burns, Tom, 1946-
Date
2006
  • Books

About this work

Description

Explaining what psychiatry is and what it does, this work looks at the major mental illnesses and how they are treated. It outlines a brief history of the subject, focusing on the controversies that have inevitably surrounded it - from political abuse to the very existence or otherwise of both mental illness and 'normality'.

Publication/Creation

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Physical description

xiv, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

Contributors

Notes

"First published as a Very Short Introduction 2006"--Title page verso.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

What is psychiatry? -- Asylums and the origins of psychiatry -- The move into the community -- Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy -- Psychiatry under attack -- Open to abuse -- Into the 21st century -- Further reading.

Languages

  • English

Subjects


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WM100 2006B96p
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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780192807274
  • 0192807277