Inquiries in Psychiatry (Psychology Revivals)

Clinical and social investigations

By Aubrey Lewis

© 2013 – Routledge

336 pages

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About the Book

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 reports the outcome of research in a variety of fields. Of the numerous clinical investigations, those into depressive states are dealt with most fully. Social studies, which had been the main concern of the Medical Research Council Unit of which Professor Lewis was for seventeen years Honorary Director, deals with themes of unemployment, environmental adjustment, and ecology. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments Clinical Psychiatry 1 The experience of time in mental disorder 2 The psychopathology of insight 3 Melancholia: a clinical survey of depressive states 4 Melancholia: a prognostic study 5 States of depression: their clinical and aetiological differentiation 6 Problems of obsessional illness 7 Obsessional illness 8 A study of cretinism in London 9 Aspects of psychosomatic medicine Social Psychiatry 10 Neurosis and unemployment 11 Social causes of admission to a mental hospital for the aged 12 Vocational aspects of neurosis in soldiers 13 Social psychiatry 14 The offspring of parents both mentally ill 15 Fertility and mental illness 16 Demographic aspects of mental disorder Bibliography Index

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Psychology Revivals

Psychology Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge and Psychology Press, restoring to print books by some of the most influential scholars of the last 120 years.

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Subject Categories

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