Healing the Mind

A History of Psychiatry from Antiquity to the Present

Michael H. Stone (Author)


Long before the age of reliable psychodiagnosis (the last 200 years), a primitive vocabulary sprung up to address odd and unconventional people within the body social.

The history of psychiatry concerns efforts to identify, diagnose, and contain or treat these "wild," "mad," or "insane" people. This book starts with the Greeks 2,500 years ago and ends with a detailed look at current developments and trends. 

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • January 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70222-4
  • 7.7 × 9.6 in / 544 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“This is a terrific book for psychiatrists at all stages of their careers as well as other professionals and lay readers interested in the historical antecedents of modern psychiatric practice.” — Allan Tasman, M.D.

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