A Short Introduction to Psychiatry

A Short Introduction to Psychiatry

by Linda Gask
     
 

This work reviews the profession of psychiatry in the context of the history and culture of mental illness and mental health care. It explores how psychiatry is taught and practiced, and examines the political, social, and cultural pressures on the profession. Readership for the book includes psychiatrists in training, those considering psychiatry as a profession, and… See more details below

Overview

This work reviews the profession of psychiatry in the context of the history and culture of mental illness and mental health care. It explores how psychiatry is taught and practiced, and examines the political, social, and cultural pressures on the profession. Readership for the book includes psychiatrists in training, those considering psychiatry as a profession, and allied health professionals. An appendix offers information on psychiatry as a career. Author information is not given. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761971382
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Psychiatry
Historical Context of a Profession
The Culture of Psychiatry
Experiencing Psychiatry
The Scope and Limits of Psychiatry
The Future

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