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Ministering to Minds Diseased: A History of Psychiatric Treatment

Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date: January 1983
ISBN: 9781483141299
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Ministering to Minds Diseased: A History of Psychiatric Treatment focuses on the advancements of methodologies, approaches, and techniques in the practice of psychiatry.The book first offers information on early physical treatments, epilepsy and its treatment, and later physical treatments. Discussions focus on hydrotherapy, bloodletting and transfusion, sleep, shock, and electrical treatments, fever therapy, and insulin and convulsion treatments. The manuscript then ponders on medicinal treatment, including narcotics, neuroleptic and antidepressant drugs, chemistry and the development of psychopharmacology, and lithium, vitamin, and hormone treatments. The text takes a look at the expansion of psychotherapy, behavior therapy, and evolution of mental hospitals. Topics include action techniques in psychotherapy, meditation, music therapy, early hospitals, madhouses, conditions, abuses, and reforms in hospitals, and retreat into custodialism. The manuscript then examines the development of a mental health service, including work therapy, treatment in the community, and mental nursing. The publication is a dependable source material for mental health experts and readers interested in psychiatric treatment.
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