As historians and mental health professionals both know, in the words of the writer William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Greg Eghigian, PhD
The 20th century introduced a number of new concepts to psychiatry and clinical psychology. One of the most influential has been the notion of personality.
An assessment of what has been accomplished, how the field is changing, and new directions for scholarship as we forge ahead into the next year.
In 1897, the French sociologist Émile Durkheim (1858-1917) published Le suicide: Étude de sociologie [Suicide: A Study in Sociology]. With it, Durkheim largely succeeded in achieving one of his main goals.
A selection of noteworthy books to add to your reading list. Can you think of others?
The author interviews Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD, historian of psychiatry, about his book Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy.
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?
What do we know about the health and drug consumption habits of the Nazi leader of the German people from 1933 to 1945?
While much in the history of “madness” has changed over the course of time, one of the most consistent—yet sometimes overlooked—features of that history has been the presence of the visual arts.
The events here were cited as the most important changes in psychiatry since 1945.