Kathleen M. Moriarty

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This article explores the field of psychopharmacology from an historical perspective. Part 1 traces the uses throughout history of psychoactive substances that are widely abused by modern society. Part 2 examines the development in the 1950s and 1960s of drugs and other physical methods that have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill.
The general outline of a psychiatric diagnostic interview given in Table 1 includes some broad suggestions for the amount of time to spend on each section. As a structured interview based on a symptom checklist questionnaire yields higher frequency of reports of symptoms, it is advisable to follow this type of format rather than a totally unstructured(More)
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