Turning points in twentieth-century American psychiatry.

  • M Sabshin
  • Published 1990 in The American journal of psychiatry


The author examines four major turning points in twentieth-century American psychiatry, emphasizing the movement during the post-World War II period toward a psychotherapeutic/psychoanalytic approach and the emergence of biological psychiatry, neuroscience, and logical positivism during the 1970s and 1980s. He discusses the impact of Adolf Meyer during the… (More)