A History of Ancient Psychiatry

Hardcover | February 1, 1986

byGiuseppe Roccatagliata

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1986Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313244197

ISBN - 13:9780313244193

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?Given the dearth of works on the history of ancient psychiatry (at least in the English language), this translation of a book by an Italian psychiatrist deserves notice. The book's prevailing theme is that a substantial unity exists between ancient and modern psychiatry.' Roccatagliata finds ancient versions of the biological, clinical, and psychodynamic trends in current psychiatric thought ... the author does an admirable job compiling ancient writings on psychiatric thought through the decline of the Roman Empire--some sources most difficult to locate in English translation....?-Choice