The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Recommended by Jessica Flitter, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #20 in Psychiatry

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...

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Jessica Flitter The book is chock-full of terms and theories but woven together in a story that is easy to follow. For the social studies/history buff, it is a great read that digs into psychology’s short but vivid past. It also leaves the reader wondering where the path of psychiatry is headed and what is next around the corner. (Source)

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