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  • A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatryby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 51.99

    A 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. It is suitable for students of medical history. more...

  • Before Prozacby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    Psychiatry today is a barren tundra, writes medical historian Edward Shorter, where drugs that don't work are used to treat diseases that don't exist. In this provocative volume, Shorter illuminates this dismal landscape, in a revealing account of why psychiatry is "losing ground" in the struggle to treat depression. Naturally, 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...

  • From Paralysis to Fatigueby Edward Shorter

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    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, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    About one American in five receives a diagnosis of major depression over the course of a lifetime. That's despite the fact that many such patients have no mood disorder; they're not sad, but suffer from anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, or a tendency to obsess about the whole business. "There is a term for what they have," writes Edward... more...

  • From Paralysis to Fatigueby Edward Shorter

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • Psychotic Depressionby Conrad M. Swartz; Edward Shorter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 68.00

    This book, first published in 2007, focuses on all facets of the psychotic depression, from clinical history to coverage of diagnostic and treatment protocols. more...

  • Endocrine Psychiatryby Edward Shorter; Max Fink

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 48.99

    The riddle of melancholia has stumped generations of doctors. It is a serious depressive illness that often leads to suicide and premature death. The disease's link to biology has been intensively studied. Unlike almost any other psychiatric disorder, melancholia sufferers have abnormal endocrine functions. Tests capable of separating melancholia... more...

  • Shock Therapyby Edward Shorter; David Healy

    Rutgers University Press 2013; 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...

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