Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

shrinks
By Jeffrey A Lieberman, Ogi Ogas

Synopsis: The fascinating story of psychiatry’s origins, demise, and redemption, by the former President of the American Psychiatric Association.

Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining “lunatics” in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for “the black sheep of medicine” has been anything but smooth. 

In Shrinks, Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science through its adolescence as a cult of “shrinks” 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 luminaries of the field – from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel — Shrinks is a gripping and illuminating 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.

Published: March 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-0316278867

Jeffrey’s Homepage: http://www.jeffreyliebermanmd.com
Jeffrey’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjlieberman

Ogi’s Homepage: http://www.billionwickedthoughts.com
Ogi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ogiogas

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