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Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
Kategóriák: Pszichológia, pszichoterápia
Psychiatry is increasingly a part of everyday life (think about Prozac, ADHD, Care in the Community) and this book provides a valuable and comprehensible introduction to the subject.
Covers a broad range of topics, from the main illnesses and their identification, to the history of their treatment, and the future of the discipline.
Tom Burns was the psychiatric advisor to the UK Parliamentary committee scrutinising the UK Mental Health Bill.
Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity - care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a psychiatrist in our life time. This book explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It starts with the identification of the major mental illnesses and why they are no longer considered just variations of 'normality'. It charts the rise of the Asylum and its demise with the developments of Care in the Community, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies.
More than any other branch of medicine psychiatry has been attacked and criticised. There is a long catalogue of abuses - from mundane neglect and bizarre treatments through to political abuse by totalitarian regimes. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control. The book does not shy away from outlining these issues but provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is capable of, and what it is not capable of, so that they can draw their own conclusions.
1: What is Psychiatry?
2: Asylums and the origins of psychiatry
3: Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
4: The move into the community
5: Psychiatry under attack - inside and out
6: Open to abuse
7: Into the 21st Century
Tom Burns, Professor of Social Psychiatry, University of Oxford