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Dissent and Resolution: The Triumph of Biological Psychiatry

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter looks at the biggest threat faced by psychiatry during the early 1970s: antipsychiatry. South African psychiatrist David Cooper coined the term antipsychiatry to express his objection to ... More


Conclusion: Pills and Paving Stones, Centers and Margins

in Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A compound called 4560 RP—better known as chlorpromazine—was an antihistamine that proved to be the first effective treatment for schizophrenia. Chlorpromazine virtually transformed psychiatry in ... More


Magic Bullet in the Head? Psychiatric Revolutions and Their Aftermath

Nicolas Henckes

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Most mental health professionals acknowledged the revolutionary nature of neuroleptics almost immediately after their introduction to psychiatry in the early 1950s. But stabilizing a consensual ... More


Pregnancy prescribing of psychotropic drugs: Keeping pace in a contemporary landscape

Kathryn M. Abel

in Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199676859
eISBN:
9780191918346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199676859.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Pregnant women and their fetuses are more likely than ever to be exposed to antipsychotic medications; perhaps to the newer agents in particular. Drugs like clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, and ... More


Causal Thinking for Objective Psychiatric Diagnostic Criteria: A Programmatic Approach in Therapeutic Context

Donald F. Klein

in Causality and Psychopathology: Finding the Determinants of Disorders and their Cures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199754649
eISBN:
9780197565650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754649.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Terms such as disorder, illness, disease, dysfunction, and deviance embody the preconceptions of historical development (Klein, 1999). That individuals become ill for no apparent reason, suffering ... More


The scale of the problem

Rebecca McKnight, Jonathan Price, and John Geddes

in Psychiatry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198754008
eISBN:
9780191917011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754008.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

One in four individuals suffer from a psychiatric disorder at some point in their life, with 15– 20 per cent fitting cri­teria for a mental disorder at any given time. The latter corresponds to ... More


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