Jeffrey A. Lieberman and Ogi Ogas
The Untold Story of Psychiatry
This event includes a book signing
March 23, 2015
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes former President of the American Psychiatric Association JEFFREY A. LIEBERMAN and computational neuroscientist OGI OGAS for a discussion of their book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry, the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption.
Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth.
In Shrinks, Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science through its adolescence as a cult of "shrinks" to its late blooming maturity—beginning after World War II—as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the luminaries of the field—from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel—Shrinks is a gripping and illuminating read, and an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.
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