A Century of Psychiatry


Modern psychiatry is based on the experiences and research of many psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropathologists and pharmacologists over the past 100 years. This historical account of psychiatry over the last century is therefore a timely publication of real interest to all psychiatrists and mental health professionals. It covers important developments in the recognition, understanding and treatment of psychiatric disorders, and includes biographies of many of the psychiatrists pioneering these advances. The impact of psychiatry on society, its culture and politics is discussed in detail. This is an invaluable reference resource on the history of psychiatry. Its comprehensive design, with consistent structure and use of sidebar headings ensures readability and accessibility.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999