Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Prospect

Paperback | May 7, 2014

EditorSidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green, Jeremy Holmes

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Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Prospect brings together perspectives from a group of highly respected psychiatrists, each with decades of experience in clinical practice. The topics covered range from scientific discoveries of all kinds, advances in treatment, and conceptual breakthroughs. Thehighlights are countered by the field's negative sides: perennial indecisiveness about the boundaries of psychiatry; the limitations of a narrow approach to human suffering; the retreat from the hope of a de-institutionalised, community-based psychiatry; the divide between biological treatments andpsychotherapy; the technical and ethical complexities of psychiatric research; and the low priority given to psychiatry, especially but far from exclusively in less developed countries. The result is a text full of collected wisdom which will promote the curiosity of mental health professionals about key developments in psychiatry over the past half century; sensitize the next generation of mental health professionals to the role they might play in advancing the state of knowledgeabout mental illness and its treatment during the course of their careers; and serve as a valuable archival resource for scholars.This collection of viewpoints from very experienced leaders in the field of psychiatry will prove fascinating reading for psychiatrists and allied mental health professionals, such as psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric nurses and occupational therapists, both trained and intraining. It will also offer the interested laity a balanced account of psychiatry's evolution since the 1950s, and its likely prospects in the 21st century.

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Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Prospect brings together perspectives from a group of highly respected psychiatrists, each with decades of experience in clinical practice. The topics covered range from scientific discoveries of all kinds, advances in treatment, and conceptual breakthroughs. Thehighlights are countered by the field's neg...

Sidney Bloch is Emeritus Professor and Honorary Consultant at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Stephen A. Green is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. USA. Jeremy Holmes is with the School of Psychology, University of Exeter, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:May 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Steven Hyman: Neuroscience2. Peter McGuffin: Psychiatric genetics3. Vishal Bhavsar and Robin M Murray: Clinical research with a focus on schizophrenia4. Dana March and Ezra Susser: Epidemiology and causality5. Anne Becker and Arthur Kleinman: Cultural psychiatry6. Julian Leff: Community psychiatry7. Norman Sartorius: Psychiatry in developing countries8. George Szmukler: Mental health law9. Stephen Green and Sidney Bloch: Psychiatric ethics10. German Berrios: Diagnosis and classification11. Don Lipsitt: Consultation-liaison psychiatry12. Michael Rutter: Child and adolescent psychiatry13. Catherine Oppenheimer: Psychiatry of the elderly14. Paul E Mullen and Danny H Sullivan: Forensic psychiatry15. Arieh Shalev: Psychological trauma16. Jerome Jaffe: The addictions17. Edwin Harari: Personality disorders18. Philip B. Mitchell and Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic: Psychopharmacology19. Max Fink: Convulsive therapies20. Aaron T. Beck and David J. A. Dozois: Cognitive-behaviour therapy21. Jeremy Holmes: Psychodynamic psychiatry