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Clinical Sports Psychiatry

Clinical Sports Psychiatry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118404939
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Clinical Sports Psychiatry by Book Resume:

This book has it all - written by national and international experts and edited by world authorities, it is the first book on sport psychiatry in over a decade. Dealing with psychopathology, mental health problems and clinical management, it differs markedly from sports psychology books that focus on performance issues. Eating disorders, exercise addiction, drug abuse are all problems that are seen in 'everyday' athletes, not just elite performers. This book shows how to help. This text covers the most important topics in contemporary sports psychiatry/psychology from an international perspective. Chapter authors are experts in the field and global leaders in the related professional organizations, including current and past Presidents/Chairs of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Exercise and Sports Psychiatry. Authors are mainly psychiatrists: the rest are PhD sport psychologists. The book comprises representative chapter authors from around the world, to an extent unprecedented in this topic. The authors and editors are well-informed in global perspectives, e.g., having served as consultants to numerous Olympic teams, in addition to service on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry's Board of Directors. Specifically, this book covers four main categories of topics: 1) mental health challenges faced by athletes (including substance use disorders, exercise addiction, eating disorders, depression, suicide, and concussion), 2) treatment approaches and therapeutic issues with athletes (including different types of psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders, psychotherapeutic performance enhancement approaches, transference and countertransference issues, achievement by proxy, psychotherapeutic issues as applied to a couple of sports that are played around the world, and use of psychiatric medications in athletes), 3) psychosocial issues affecting athletes (including sexual harassment and abuse, cultural issues, and ethics issues), and 4) the field of sports psychiatry (including work within one common sports psychiatry practice setting, and current status of and challenges in the field of sports psychiatry). There is a growing need for this book. Performance-enhancing drugs, use of psychotropics in impaired athletes, head trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, ethics, and depression and suicide in athletes, are just a few of the timely subjects addressed in this text. This is the only comprehensive reference available for those working in the field (or merely interested in it) to consult for current information on these topics. The existing sports psychology texts all focus on performance issues, with little, if any, attention paid to these areas of clinical significance. The book addresses the core differences between sports psychiatry and sports psychology, as well as the areas of overlap. Emphasis is placed on how the disciplines should work together in diagnosing and treating athletes dealing with emotional stress and psychopathology. Chapters include case examples and specific goals listed at the beginning, along with tables and graphs to highlight key concepts.

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351813358
Author: Ira D. Glick,Stull Todd,Danielle Kamis
Publisher: Routledge
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The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry by Ira D. Glick,Stull Todd,Danielle Kamis Book Resume:

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of sports in our culture and details the psychiatric interventions associated with players and their teams. The editors take a broad focus, covering topics from neuroscience-psychiatric and psychological aspects, performance enhancement, team chemistry and dynamics, organizational issues to working with medical, orthopedic/surgical and neurologic colleagues to provide comprehensive prevention and treatment to enhance well-being and performance. This text will be invaluable to medical and psychiatric physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals, as well as athletes, trainers, leagues and their commissioners, sports writers-and even "fans" anxious to understand what is going on with their teams.

Sports Psychiatry

Sports Psychiatry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019105383X
Author: Alan Currie,Bruce Owen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Sports Psychiatry by Alan Currie,Bruce Owen Book Resume:

Psychiatric conditions of all kinds can present in sporting populations due to the high intensity physical effort, competition and anxiety associated with competitive sports. Mental illness is not just a health concern but is likely to have a significant impact on sporting performance and achievement. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this concise and practical pocketbook covers the breadth of psychiatric conditions that can present in sportsmen and sportswomen. It provides practical and up-to-date guidance which is invaluable for all health professionals working within sporting communities. There are a variety of topics covered from 'Eating disorders' to 'Psychotropic drug prescribing' and it is based on the latest research to help health professionals working within sport better assess mental health problems and support those in need.

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351813358
Author: Ira D. Glick,Stull Todd,Danielle Kamis
Publisher: Routledge
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The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry by Ira D. Glick,Stull Todd,Danielle Kamis Book Resume:

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of sports in our culture and details the psychiatric interventions associated with players and their teams. The editors take a broad focus, covering topics from neuroscience-psychiatric and psychological aspects, performance enhancement, team chemistry and dynamics, organizational issues to working with medical, orthopedic/surgical and neurologic colleagues to provide comprehensive prevention and treatment to enhance well-being and performance. This text will be invaluable to medical and psychiatric physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals, as well as athletes, trainers, leagues and their commissioners, sports writers-and even "fans" anxious to understand what is going on with their teams.

Sport Psychiatry: Maximizing Performance, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, E-Book

Sport Psychiatry: Maximizing Performance, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0323835937
Author: Silvana Riggio,Andy Jagoda
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Sport Psychiatry: Maximizing Performance, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, E-Book by Silvana Riggio,Andy Jagoda Book Resume:

In this issue of Psychiatric Clinics, Guest Editors Silvana Riggio and Andy Jagoda bring their considerable expertise to the topic of Sport Psychiatry: Maximizing Performance. Top experts in the field cover key topics such as defining the role of the sport psychiatrist, achieving peak performance, the pathophysiology of brain injury and behavior, and more. Provides in-depth, clinical reviews on maximizing performance from a Sports Psychiatry perspective, providing actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field; Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create these timely topic-based reviews. Contains 13 relevant, practice-oriented topics including motivation and burnout in sports; nutrition, eating disorders, and behavior; sleep disturbances; selection and interview criteria for drafting players; and more.

Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology

Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030332640
Author: Erick Messias,Hamid Peseschkian,Consuelo Cagande
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology by Erick Messias,Hamid Peseschkian,Consuelo Cagande Book Resume:

For hundreds of years, psychology has looked into the dysfunctions and symptoms of the mind. It’s only over the last few decades that the field has started to pay attention to what constitutes a functional and content life. Instead of using disease to understand health, positive psychology studies the components of a good life and helps people not only avoid mental health problems but develop happiness. The work done in positive psychology is now at a point where applications are being developed in positive psychotherapy and extended to those with psychiatric diagnoses in positive psychiatry. While these fields are a recent development they hold the promise of helping all of us live a fulfilled life. Medicine in general, and psychiatry in particular, suffers from a worldview that is symptom- and deficit-oriented. By adopting a positive approach, psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry add a more holistic, integrative, resource oriented, and preventive perspective. There is great urgency in developing resources and potentials in our patients, not only freeing them from their disorders. Psychiatrists and psychotherapists alike are incorporating these positive tools into their practices with positive clinical outcomes. Standing on the shoulders of pioneers like Nossrat Peseschkian, in positive psychotherapy, and Dilip Jeste, in positive psychiatry, this textbook is the first to bring together these innovations in one volume that will serve as an excellent resource for medical professionals looking to reap the benefits gained by the studies in these areas. Currently, the majority of texts that are available are targeting psychologists and researchers, whereas this book seeks to use positive psychology as the foundation on which the clinical applications are built. As such, this book will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. It may be used in educating a new generation of mental health professionals in these tenets that are expanding the reach of psychology, the practice of psychotherapy, and the scope of psychiatry.

Behavioral Neurogenetics

Behavioral Neurogenetics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642278590
Author: John F. Cryan,Andreas Reif
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Behavioral Neurogenetics by John F. Cryan,Andreas Reif Book Resume:

This book covers a wide array of topics relevant to behavioral genetics from both a preclinical and clinical standpoint. Indeed in juxtaposing both areas of research the reader will appreciate the true translational nature of the field. Topics covered range from technical advances in genetic analysis in humans and animals to specific descriptions of advances in schizophrenia, attention disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, autism, aggression, neurodegeneration and neurodevelopmental disorders. The importance of gene-environment interactions is emphasised and the role of neuroimaging in unravelling the functional consequences of genetic variability described. This volume will be valued by both the basic scientist and clinician alike who may use it as a detailed reference book. It will also be of use to the novice to the field, to whom it will serve as an in-depth introduction to this exciting area of research.

Understanding Sport Psychology

Understanding Sport Psychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152977618X
Author: Gavin Breslin,John Kremer,Aidan Moran,Cathy Craig,Stephen Shannon
Publisher: SAGE
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Understanding Sport Psychology by Gavin Breslin,John Kremer,Aidan Moran,Cathy Craig,Stephen Shannon Book Resume:

Sports Psychology is a popular area that has grown dramatically over the past few decades due to an increasing emphasis on the importance of psychology for athletic performance, engagement in exercise and in the business and industry of sport. This text is a concise, focussed overview of all the core concepts in sports psychology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Using key studies and evidence, this book explains and develops key topics, and acts as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is a stimulating and practical resource for sport and exercise students, sport coaches, and athletes alike, covering new developments within the field including: Social Identity Theory, Mental Health Awareness in Sport, Resilience and Mindfulness. With additional pedagogy including further reading, figures and diagrams to help visualise key theories, and case studies, Understanding Sport Psychology is essential reading for any student of sport psychology.

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110161062X
Author: Steve Peters
Publisher: Penguin
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The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters Book Resume:

Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the Chimp Paradox Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives—be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding. The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to: —Recognize how your mind is working —Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts —Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.

Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology

Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030332640
Author: Erick Messias,Hamid Peseschkian,Consuelo Cagande
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology by Erick Messias,Hamid Peseschkian,Consuelo Cagande Book Resume:

For hundreds of years, psychology has looked into the dysfunctions and symptoms of the mind. It’s only over the last few decades that the field has started to pay attention to what constitutes a functional and content life. Instead of using disease to understand health, positive psychology studies the components of a good life and helps people not only avoid mental health problems but develop happiness. The work done in positive psychology is now at a point where applications are being developed in positive psychotherapy and extended to those with psychiatric diagnoses in positive psychiatry. While these fields are a recent development they hold the promise of helping all of us live a fulfilled life. Medicine in general, and psychiatry in particular, suffers from a worldview that is symptom- and deficit-oriented. By adopting a positive approach, psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry add a more holistic, integrative, resource oriented, and preventive perspective. There is great urgency in developing resources and potentials in our patients, not only freeing them from their disorders. Psychiatrists and psychotherapists alike are incorporating these positive tools into their practices with positive clinical outcomes. Standing on the shoulders of pioneers like Nossrat Peseschkian, in positive psychotherapy, and Dilip Jeste, in positive psychiatry, this textbook is the first to bring together these innovations in one volume that will serve as an excellent resource for medical professionals looking to reap the benefits gained by the studies in these areas. Currently, the majority of texts that are available are targeting psychologists and researchers, whereas this book seeks to use positive psychology as the foundation on which the clinical applications are built. As such, this book will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. It may be used in educating a new generation of mental health professionals in these tenets that are expanding the reach of psychology, the practice of psychotherapy, and the scope of psychiatry.

Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Heath, E-Book 2021

Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Heath, E-Book 2021 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0323920144
Author: Deepak Prabhakar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Heath, E-Book 2021 by Deepak Prabhakar Book Resume:

Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is an annual review publication that covers the current practices and latest developments in the field. Each issue is divided into sections for comprehensive coverage of relevant hot topics areas within psychiatry, including, Neurosciences, Psychotherapeutics, Suicide Research, Women’s Mental Health, Sports Psychiatry, and Education. The Editor-in-Chief of the publication is Dr. Dr. Deepak Prahhakar, a leading expert in the field. Topics covered this year include but are not limited to: Multifunctional Antidepressants: Beyond the SSRIs; Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of COVID-19; Third-wave CBT for OCD; Advances in Psychotherapy for PTSD; Advances in Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders; Lethal means safety approaches for suicide prevention; Identifying People at Risk for Suicide; Digital technology for suicide prevention; Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD); Domestic violence and its impact on women’s mental health; Review of GABA-A receptor modulators in treatment of reproductive depression; Anxiety disorders in athletes; mental health symptoms and disorders in women athletes; diagnosis and management of substance use disorders in athletes; Mental Health in Youth Athletes; Advances in Psychology training; Learning Psychiatry Then and Now; and Dementia after traumatic brain injury.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101622636
Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Penguin
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The Sports Gene by David Epstein Book Resume:

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199978670
Author: Shane Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology by Shane Murphy Book Resume:

The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology includes the latest research and applied perspectives from leaders in the field of performance psychology. Current and comprehensive, this foundational volume presents sport and performance psychology from myriad perspectives, including: - individual psychological processes in performance such as attention, imagery, superior performance intelligence, motivation, anxiety, confidence, cognition and emotion - the social psychological processes in performance including leadership, teamwork, coaching, relationships, moral behavior, and gender and cultural issues - human development issues in performance, such as the development of talent and expertise, positive youth development, the role of the family, end of involvement transitions, and both youth and masters-level sport and physical activity programs - interventions in sport and performance psychology and counseling of performers in distress including such important issues for all performers as: appearance- and performance-enhancing drug use, injuries, managing pain, eating and weight issues, burnout, and the role of physical activity in maintaining health. The chapters collected here also cover the history of sport and performance psychology; the scope and nature of the field; ethical issues in sport and performance psychology; performance psychology in the performing arts and other non-sporting fields; perfectionism and performance; the role of the performance coach and of the sport psychologist with a coach and team; supervision; and a look ahead to the future of the field.

Sports Without Pressure

Sports Without Pressure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317855205
Author: Eric Margenau
Publisher: Routledge
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Sports Without Pressure by Eric Margenau Book Resume:

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Advances in Psychiatry

Advances in Psychiatry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319705547
Author: Afzal Javed,Kostas N. Fountoulakis
Publisher: Springer
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Advances in Psychiatry by Afzal Javed,Kostas N. Fountoulakis Book Resume:

This book is the newest edition on the series ‘advances in psychiatry’. The previous 3 volumes can be found online at http://www.wpanet.org/detail.php?section_id=10&content_id=660 . They were highly successful in covering a broad area of psychiatry from different perspectives and angles and by reflecting both specialized but also international and global approaches. This series have guaranteed quality therefore can be used by different scientific groups for teaching and learning and also as a means for fast dissemination of advanced research and transformation of research findings into the everyday clinical practice.

Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science

Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317493168
Author: Rachel Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
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Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science by Rachel Cooper Book Resume:

"Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science" explores conceptual issues in psychiatry from the perspective of analytic philosophy of science. Through an examination of those features of psychiatry that distinguish it from other sciences - for example, its contested subject matter, its particular modes of explanation, its multiple different theoretical frameworks, and its research links with big business - Rachel Cooper explores some of the many conceptual, metaphysical and epistemological issues that arise in psychiatry. She shows how these pose interesting challenges for the philosopher of science while also showing how ideas from the philosophy of science can help to solve conceptual problems within psychiatry. Cooper's discussion ranges over such topics as the nature of mental illnesses, the treatment decisions and diagnostic categories of psychiatry, the case-history as a form of explanation, how psychiatry might be value-laden, the claim that psychiatry is a multi-paradigm science, the distortion of psychiatric research by pharmaceutical industries, as well as engaging with the fundamental question whether the mind is reducible to something at the physical level. "Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science" demonstrates that cross-disciplinary contact between philosophy of science and psychiatry can be immensely productive for both subjects and it will be required reading for mental health professionals and philosophers alike.

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134820283
Author: Camilla J. Knight,Chris G. Harwood,Daniel Gould
Publisher: Routledge
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Sport Psychology for Young Athletes by Camilla J. Knight,Chris G. Harwood,Daniel Gould Book Resume:

Understanding and applying psychology within youth sport settings is key to maximising young athletes’ enjoyment, wellbeing, and sporting performance. Written by a team of leading international researcher-practitioners, this book is the first to offer an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of sport psychology for children and young athletes. It provides practical strategies and guidance for those working in or researching youth sport, demonstrating how to integrate sport psychology effectively in a variety of youth sport contexts. With real-life case studies that demonstrate psychological theory put into practice, it discusses a wide spectrum of issues faced by young athletes and recommends the best approaches to addressing them. Key topics covered include: the cognitive, social, and physical development of young athletes optimising fun, motivation, and self-confidence enhancing young athletes’ relationships with coaches, parents, and peers managing stress, injuries, and transitions effectively developing talent and long-term engagement in sport encouraging organisational culture change. The most up-to-date and authoritative guide to sport psychology for young people, this is essential reading for anyone working in youth sport.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134891962
Author: Martin Turner,Richard Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise by Martin Turner,Richard Bennett Book Resume:

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is one of the most widely used counselling approaches in the world and is one of the original forms of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise is the first and only book to date to examine the use of REBT in sport and exercise. It brings together leading international experts and practitioners to reflect on the use of REBT in sport and exercise, and examine the techniques used. Each chapter contains a case study, contextualising theory into practice, giving a rare and detailed insight into the use of REBT across a diverse range of issues. Some of the topics covered include: • the theory and practice of REBT • REBT intervention for competition anxiety • the use of REBT interventions in Paralympic soccer • the use of REBT in managing injury and loss • using REBT to address symptoms of exercise dependence • REBT intervention to improve low frustration tolerance Offering an invaluable insight into the practical application of REBT, this book is essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, trainee and qualified sport and exercise psychologists, and counsellors wishing to move into sport and exercise.

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1324001976
Author: Anne Harrington
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness by Anne Harrington Book Resume:

Mind Fixers tells the history of psychiatry’s quest to understand the biological basis of mental illness and asks where we need to go from here. In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how the stalling of early twentieth century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with some justification, that they had better ways of analyzing and fixing minds. But when the Freudians overreached, they drove psychiatry into a state of crisis that a new “biological revolution” was meant to alleviate. Harrington shows how little that biological revolution had to do with breakthroughs in science, and why the field has fallen into a state of crisis in our own time. Mind Fixers makes clear that psychiatry’s waxing and waning biological enthusiasms have been shaped not just by developments in the clinic and lab, but also by a surprising range of social factors, including immigration, warfare, grassroots activism, and assumptions about race and gender. Government programs designed to empty the state mental hospitals, acrid rivalries between different factions in the field, industry profit mongering, consumerism, and an uncritical media have all contributed to the story as well. In focusing particularly on the search for the biological roots of schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder, Harrington underscores the high human stakes for the millions of people who have sought medical answers for their mental suffering. This is not just a story about doctors and scientists, but about countless ordinary people and their loved ones. A clear-eyed, evenhanded, and yet passionate tour de force, Mind Fixers recounts the past and present struggle to make mental illness a biological problem in order to lay the groundwork for creating a better future, both for those who suffer and for those whose job it is to care for them.