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The State of Psychiatry
Essays and Addresses

ISBN 9780415826686
Published October 5, 2014 by Routledge
326 Pages

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Book Description

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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