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The State of Psychiatry

Essays and Addresses, 1st Edition

By Aubrey Lewis


310 pages

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To mark his retirement in 1966 from the Professorship of Psychiatry at the University of London, and the directorship of the Institute of Psychiatry, the Maudsley Hospital, Professor Lewis’s students edited and prepared an edition of his collected papers, in two volumes.

Originally published in 1967 this volume reviews the psychiatric past, surveys the transitional stage psychiatry had reached, and looks forward to the attainable future. The author pays much attention to disputed areas of psychiatric practice and inquiry, how psychiatrists should be chosen and educated, what concepts and methods are required for the furtherance of the subject, what part should social treatment and psychological treatment play. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments History 1 The story of unreason 2 Philippe Pinel and the English 3 J.C. Reil’s concepts of brain function 4 Henry Maudsley: his work and influence 5 Sigmund Freud: 1856-1939 6 Jung’s early work 7 Melancholia: a historical review Education 8 Psychiatric education: background and history 9 The education of psychiatrists 10 Psychiatric education and training Addresses 11 Philosophy and psychiatry 12 Health as a social concept 13 Between guesswork and certainty in psychiatry 14 The study of defect 15 Agents of cultural advance 16 Ebb and flow in social psychiatry 17 Medicine and the affectations of the mind 18 The psychology of Shakespeare Bibliography Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health