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Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry


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Psychiatry is a medical field concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry (24 Volume set) brings together titles, originally published between 1958 and 1997. The set demonstrates the varied nature of mental health and how we as a society deal with it. Covering a number of areas including child and adolescent psychiatry, alternatives to psychiatry, the history of mental health and psychiatric epidemiology.

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Psychiatry and the Cults An Annotated Bibliography

Psychiatry and the Cults: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

By John A. Saliba
September 17, 2020

Originally published in 1987, this title was compiled in response to the concern, in some segments of society, about the presence of new religious movements in the West in the second half of the twentieth century. There are lots of psychological questions surrounding cults and the influence they ...

Psychiatry in Britain Meaning and Policy

Psychiatry in Britain: Meaning and Policy

1st Edition

By Shulamit Ramon
September 17, 2020

Originally published in 1985, this book focuses on British psychiatric policies, particularly in the 1920s, and 1950s when the main legislation concerning mental illness was passed. It approaches policy primarily as the outcome of the relationship between politicians’ attitudes and those of ...

Psychiatry in the British Army in the Second World War

Psychiatry in the British Army in the Second World War

1st Edition

By Robert H. Ahrenfeldt
September 17, 2020

Originally published in 1958, this account of the work of psychiatrists in the British Army during the Second World War is based on the study of all available documents, published and unpublished, as well as on the author’s first-hand experience of the clinical and administrative aspects of Army ...

Psychological Therapies for the Elderly

Psychological Therapies for the Elderly

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Hanley, Mary Gilhooly
September 17, 2020

Prior to publication, it had only recently been appreciated that psychology had a great deal to offer in therapeutic terms to a wide range of patients, and was not merely concerned with assessing and identifying problems. This is particularly so with the elderly where physical and mental problems ...

Psychological and Psychiatric Problems in Men

Psychological and Psychiatric Problems in Men

1st Edition

By Joan Gomez
September 17, 2020

What causes a man to become depressed or even psychotic? This book, originally published in 1991, provides an account of a grossly neglected subject: the social, sexual, psychological and psychiatric problems facing men. Dealing with issues such as aggression, violence, criminality, sexuality, and ...

Social Order/Mental Disorder Anglo-American Psychiatry in Historical Perspective

Social Order/Mental Disorder: Anglo-American Psychiatry in Historical Perspective

1st Edition

By Andrew Scull
September 17, 2020

Social Order/Mental Disorder represents a provocative and exciting exploration of social response to madness in England and the United States from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Scull, who is well-known for his previous work in this area, examines a range of issues, including the ...

Social Psychiatry Volume 1

Social Psychiatry: Volume 1

1st Edition

Edited By Ari Kiev
September 17, 2020

Social psychiatry is concerned with the interaction of the sociocultural environment and the individual. While recognizing the contribution of psychodynamic factors, it focuses on the impact of the environment on the individual and the reciprocal effect of the individual on the environment. Social ...

Symptom-Focused Psychiatric Drug Therapy for Managed Care

Symptom-Focused Psychiatric Drug Therapy for Managed Care

1st Edition

By S. Joseph
September 17, 2020

Originally published in 1997, this title describes therapeutic applications of simple to complex combinations of medications to treat common psychiatric disorders among adults. Dr Joseph discusses practical, clinical guidelines that both the beginner and experienced practitioner will find useful. ...

The Child and Reality Lectures by a Child Psychiatrist

The Child and Reality: Lectures by a Child Psychiatrist

1st Edition

By T.A. Ratcliffe
September 17, 2020

Dr Ratcliffe had long experience lecturing to a wide variety of audiences as a child psychiatrist. This title, originally published in 1970, is a collection of twelve of these lectures, given by him on various ‘special occasions’ during the years prior to publication, in which he emphasized the ...

The Scope of Epidemiological Psychiatry Essays in Honour of Michael Shepherd

The Scope of Epidemiological Psychiatry: Essays in Honour of Michael Shepherd

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Williams, Greg Wilkinson, Kenneth Rawnsley
September 17, 2020

The late Professor Michael Shepherd was one of the most eminent and respected international figures in psychiatry. His contributions to the field in general were enormous but it is probably in epidemiological and social psychiatry that his work has had the greatest influence. Originally published ...

Toward a Radical Therapy Alternate Services for Personal and Social Change

Toward a Radical Therapy: Alternate Services for Personal and Social Change

1st Edition

By Ted Clark, Dennis T. Jaffe
September 17, 2020

In September 1969, Ted Clark, Dennis Jaffe, and Yvonne Durchfort (now Yvonne Jaffe) started "Number Nine", a crisis telephone line. Initially this was an attempt to discover from young people themselves exactly what the needs of young people were, in order that a program relevant to those needs ...

Transcultural Psychiatry

Transcultural Psychiatry

1st Edition

Edited By John L. Cox
September 17, 2020

In the 1980s, transcultural psychiatry was a developing field which was commanding increasing attention for three major reasons. First, many societies were becoming more and more multicultural, and therefore professional health workers needed to be aware of the needs and background of ethnic groups...

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