History of psychiatry

@article{Shorter2008HistoryOP,
  title={History of psychiatry},
  author={Edward Shorter},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={593–597}
}
  • E. Shorter
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Purpose of review The present review examines recent contributions to the evolving field of historical writing in psychiatry. Recent findings Interest in the history of psychiatry continues to grow, with an increasing emphasis on topics of current interest such as the history of psychopharmacology, electroconvulsive therapy, and the interplay between psychiatry and society. The scope of historical writing in psychiatry as of 2007 is as broad and varied as the discipline itself. Summary More… Expand
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