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2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry

2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776250
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10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0002
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‘Asylums and the origins of psychiatry’ surveys the care of the mentally ill. The mentally deranged were formerly cared for in the family or in private madhouses for the rich and workhouses ... More
7. Into the 21st century

7. Into the 21st century  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776250
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10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0007
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Neurosciences have become the ‘hot topic’ in biomedical research, driven by increasingly powerful tools for visualizing and measuring brain functioning. These involve measuring increased ... More
6. Open to abuse

6. Open to abuse  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776250
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10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0006
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The nature of psychiatric practice lays it open to potential misuse. ‘Open to abuse’ highlights the unequal power relationship with dependent and vulnerable patients whose opinions and ... More
5. Psychiatry under attack – inside and out

5. Psychiatry under attack – inside and out  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776250
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10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0005
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According to ‘Psychiatry under attack’, the relationship between the mind and the brain is the big issue in psychiatry. It would be simple if psychiatry were about ‘brain diseases’. ... More
4. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

4. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776250
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10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0004
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9780192807274
Psychotherapy uses the relationship between therapist and patient to help the patient to change. Freud recognized that some mental processes were unconscious. His map of the mind comprised ... More
3. The move into the community

3. The move into the community  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776250
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0003
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9780192807274
‘The move into the community’ considers deinstitutionalization. Most large mental hospitals in the UK and the US have closed. The emptying of the institutions was partly due to the ... More
1. What is psychiatry?

1. What is psychiatry?  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776250
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192807274.003.0001
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9780192807274
Psychiatry deals with consciousness, choice, motivation, free will, relationships — indeed everything that makes us human. ‘What is psychiatry?’ emphasizes that psychiatry is a branch of ... More

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