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Readership: Psychiatrists, health care professionals, those interested in the history of medicine and psychiatry, and students of medicine.
Edward Shorter, PhD, Professor History of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
Edward Shorter is an internationally-recognized historian of psychiatry and the author of numerous books, including A History of Psychiatry from the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac (1997) and Before Prozac (2009). Shorter is the Jason A. Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine and a Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
"A fascinating and erudite volume Historians and practitioners of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and many other mental health professions will find this book illuminating, interesting, and challenging at the same time." - PsycCRITIQUES
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Nerves as a Problem
Chapter 3 Rise of Nervous Illness
Chapter 4 Fatigue
Chapter 5 Anxiety
Chapter 6 Melancholia
Chapter 7 Nervous Breakdown
Chapter 8 Paradigm Shift
Chapter 9 Something Wrong With the Label
Chapter 10 Drugs
Chapter 11 Return of the Two Depressions
Chapter 12 Nerves Redux
Chapter 13 Context