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Shrinks : The Untold Story of Psychiatry (Paperback) (M.D. Jeffrey A. Lieberman)
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"An astonishing book: honest, sober, exciting, and humane... [Shrinks] brings you to the very forefront of one of the most amazing medical journeys of our time." --Siddhartha MukherjeePsychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth.Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science to its late blooming maturity--beginning after World War II--as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the field's luminaries--from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel--SHRINKS is a gripping read, and an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Psychology, Medical
Sub-Genre: History, Neuroscience, Mental Health
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: M.D. Jeffrey A. Lieberman
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-6556
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