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  • A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatryby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 57.99

    This is the first historical dictionary of psychiatry. It covers the subject from autism to Vienna, and includes the key concepts, individuals, places, and institutions that have shaped the evolution of psychiatry and the neurosciences from their origin until the present. Among those who will appreciate this invaluable and unprecedented work of... more...

  • Before Prozacby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    In this provocative volume, Shorter offers a revealing account of why psychiatry is "losing ground" in the struggle to treat depression. The book looks at such culprits as the pharmaceutical industry, which is not inclined to market drugs once the patent expires, leading to the endless introduction of new--but not necessarily better--drugs. But the... more...

  • From Paralysis to Fatigueby Edward Shorter

    Free Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    The first book to put the physical symptoms of stress in their historical and cultural context. This fascinating history of psychosomatic disorders shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of the larger society. Newly popularized diseases such as "chronic fatigue syndrome" and "total allergy... more...

  • How Everyone Became Depressedby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    The book argues that the diagnosis of depression has been bent greatly out of shape through misuse and needs to be replaced by other concepts that correspond more closely to what people actually experience. The sturdy term "nerves" from the past is a ready candidate, and "nervous breakdown" is still meaningful to many people. Drawing upon two centuries... more...

  • What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5by Edward Shorter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Choice Recommended Read What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5: Historical Mental Disorders Today covers the diagnoses that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) failed to include, along with diagnoses that should not have been included, but were. Psychiatry as a field is over two centuries old and over that time has... more...

  • Written in the Fleshby Edward Shorter

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2005; Not Available

    Written in the Flesh is a history of what people like to do in bed and how that has changed. The change is relentless: human sexuality continually seeks new means of liberation in its expression of pleasure. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder. more...

  • Partnership for Excellenceby Edward Shorter

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    In Partnership for Excellence , senior medical historian and award-winning author Edward Shorter details the Faculty of Medicine’s history from its inception as a small provincial school to its present day status as an international powerhouse. more...

  • Endocrine Psychiatryby Edward Shorter; Max Fink

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Melancholia, a severe form of depression, has stumped generations of clinicians. In the mid twentieth century it was connected to dysfunctions between the brain and the endocrine system. The authors trace the rise and fall of endocrine psychiatry from 1900 to the present in an effort to solve the mystery of melancholia. more...

  • Shock Therapyby Edward Shorter; David Healy

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 32.50

     Edward Shorter and David Healy trace the controversial history of ECT and other "shock" therapies. Drawing on case studies, public debates, extensive interviews, and archival research, the authors expose the myths about ECT that have proliferated over the years. By showing ECT's often life-saving results, Shorter and Healy endorse a point of... more...

  • Psychotic Depressionby Conrad M. Swartz; Edward Shorter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    This book focuses on all facets of the psychotic depression, from clinical history to coverage of diagnostic and treatment protocols. more...