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The Untold Story of Psychiatry

by Jeffrey A. Lieberman and Ogi Ogas

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Jeffrey A. Lieberman traces the rise, fall and redemption of psychiatry, illuminating the contributions of such figures as Sigmund Freud and Eric Kandel while calling for an end to cultural stigmas that prevent effective mental treatments.

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Benjamin Rush, a physician and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, invented the rotational chair as a treatment for psychotic patients. He believed the chair helped improve circulation to the mentally ill brain. U.S. National Library of Medicine/Courtesy of Little Brown and Company hide caption

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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

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