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History of Psychiatry

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The History of Psychiatry Blog is under the direction of Greg Eghigian, PhD, with contributions by him and other history afficianados. Full bio here.

History of Psychiatry

The first in a series of videos on the history of psychiatry that explore the roots of modern psychiatry in ancient cultures is now available on youtube. Members of the Committee on Arts and Humanities from the GAP invite you to tune in.

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The author interviews Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD, historian of psychiatry, about his book Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy.

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Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and this may indeed be the most telling legacy of the lost art of healing.

Since ancient times, doctors have shown a good deal of interest in identifying seasonal patterns in the incidence of symptoms and disease. Could the holiday blues be a myth?

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Art theory from the 20th century onward—despite the latter day efforts at denial—was nearly indistinguishable from psychoanalytic theory, and it parallels the philosophical struggles and pains that continue to plague psychiatry.

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“Hey, man, why is the world so crazy these days?”

The Prinzhorn collection laid the groundwork for psychiatric art and inspired many modern artists.

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