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  • The Politics of Workers' Participationby Evelyne Huber Stephens; Charles Tilly; Edward Shorter

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    The Politics of Workers' Participation: The Peruvian Approach in Comparative Perspective presents a comparative analysis of the development of workers' participation in a variety of politico-economic systems in Peru to other countries in the world. The text focuses on the details of workers' participation in politics and enterprise; empirical evidence... more...

  • Before Prozacby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatryby Edward Shorter

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 57.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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 gathered great wisdom about... more...

  • Endocrine Psychiatryby Edward Shorter; Max Fink

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Psychotic Depressionby Conrad M. Swartz; Edward Shorter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 72.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Economic Sociologyby Arthur L. Stinchcombe; Charles Tilly; Edward Shorter

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Economic Sociology introduces the student to the main conceptions of economic sociology; illustrates the application of the concepts and theories of economic sociology; and critiques the growing literature that uses economic sociology in the explanation of macroscopic social phenomena, mostly deriving from the Marxist tradition. The book features... more...