Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Valutazione media 3,66
( su 122 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780192807274: Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry is increasingly a part of everyday life. The growing number of patients being diagnosed with depression, ADD, alcoholism, and other illnesses mean that few people are not touched by it. This book provides a valuable and comprehensible introduction to the subject. It starts with the history of its development as a scientific field, including the identification of major mental illnesses, the rise and fall of the asylum system, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and other psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine, psychiatry has been attacked and criticized. There is a long list of perceived horrors--patient abuse, bizarre medical experiments, mind-control by evil governments, coercion by maniacal hypnotists. Modern psychiatry brings with it new controversies, such as the perceived over-prescription of antidepressants and behavior modifiers for children and teens, or unchecked marketing power of drug companies. This book does not draw conclusions on these issues, but rather provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is, and what it does, so that they can draw their own. It is a great reference for anyone with an interest in mental illness and its treatment, students of psychiatry, medicine, psychology, and history of science, and health professionals.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:


Tom Burns is Professor of Social Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and a practicing consultant psychiatrist in the National Health Service.

Review:


"An awful lot of information is packed into this short and very readable text written by the professor of Social Psychiatry at Oxford University...The absolute bonus of this book is its compact and neat size which means it can be tucked away in a jacket pocket and dipped into in an idle moment! If you are looking to refine or extend your understanding of the seemingly dark arts of psychiatry, then I can recommend this to you."--David Haldane, Occupational Medicine


Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Tom Burns
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity - care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a psychiatrist in our life time. This book explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It starts with the identification of the major mental illnesses and why they are no longer considered just variations of normality . It charts the rise of the Asylum and its demise with the developments of Care in the Community, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine psychiatry has been attacked and criticised. There is a long catalogue of abuses - from mundane neglect and bizarre treatments through to political abuse by totalitarian regimes. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control.The book does not shy away from outlining these issues but provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is capable of, and what it is not capable of, so that they can draw their own conclusions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780192807274

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,04
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Burns, Tom
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 4
Da
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0192807277 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Codice libro della libreria YGDA-TUP-00110

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,58
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Tom Burns
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity - care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a psychiatrist in our life time. This book explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It starts with the identification of the major mental illnesses and why they are no longer considered just variations of normality . It charts the rise of the Asylum and its demise with the developments of Care in the Community, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine psychiatry has been attacked and criticised. There is a long catalogue of abuses - from mundane neglect and bizarre treatments through to political abuse by totalitarian regimes. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control.The book does not shy away from outlining these issues but provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is capable of, and what it is not capable of, so that they can draw their own conclusions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780192807274

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,06
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

TOM BURNS
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Paper back Quantità: 1
Da
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paper back. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 373373

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 3,99
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,10
Da: India a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Tom Burns
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity - care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a psychiatrist in our life time. This book explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It starts with the identification of the major mental illnesses and why they are no longer considered just variations of normality . It charts the rise of the Asylum and its demise with the developments of Care in the Community, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine psychiatry has been attacked and criticised. There is a long catalogue of abuses - from mundane neglect and bizarre treatments through to political abuse by totalitarian regimes. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control.The book does not shy away from outlining these issues but provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is capable of, and what it is not capable of, so that they can draw their own conclusions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780192807274

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Tom Burns
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801928072740000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Tom Burns
Editore: OUP Oxford 2006-09-21, Oxford (2006)
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford 2006-09-21, Oxford, 2006. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780192807274

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,05
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,34
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Tom Burns
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0192807277

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,01
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Tom Burns
Editore: OUP Oxford 2006-09-21 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford 2006-09-21, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00476249

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,33
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Tom Burns
Editore: OUP Oxford (2006)
ISBN 10: 0192807277 ISBN 13: 9780192807274
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0000513242

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 1,06
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro