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Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 4650 words.

Evolving organisms must balance the need to change at an appropriate rate in response to varying environmental conditions against the need to maintain a functioning phenotype. This...

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The Burden of the Feebleminded

James W. Trent.

in Inventing the Feeble Mind

November 2016; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 17339 words.

In 1876, the superintendents of the six institutions for idiots formed the Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Persons. The Association...

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Care

Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 5632 words.

This chapter focuses on the impact of the doctor–patient relationship on patients’ physiology and well-being. The core of the chapter reports recent data on the physiological changes...

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Deception

Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 5147 words.

For a long time, biological studies of communication have been based on the postulate that communication has evolved to ensure the transmission of veridical information between...

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Detachment

Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 4169 words.

Most of us find social encounters rewarding, especially when we encounter those with whom we are familiar and have built up a relationship. From an evolutionary point of view, this is not...

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Diversity

Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 5646 words.

From the perspective of evolutionary biology, diversity is an intrinsic feature of any living species and a target on which natural selection can act in opposite ways: either decreasing it...

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Edward Seguin and the Irony of Physiological Education

James W. Trent.

in Inventing the Feeble Mind

November 2016; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 10637 words.

“The apostle to the idiots,” Edward Seguin (né Edouard Seguin) developed the first method, physiological education, for the education of idiots. Around 1850 he emigrated from France to the...

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Goodness

Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 6626 words.

Are we naturally good or bad? This chapter addresses the long-standing question by applying the fresh perspective of evolutionary behavioral biology and introducing the reader to the...

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Historical changes in mental health practice

Nikolas Rose.

in Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 10405 words.

However we define ‘community psychiatry’, it is clear that, in contemporary societies, practices addressed to the mental troubles of individuals have proliferated across everyday life....

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Idiots in America

James W. Trent.

in Inventing the Feeble Mind

November 2016; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 17133 words.

The chapter first considers the place of idiots in colonial America and in the early republic of the United States. During the period most Americans saw idiots as an expected part of their...

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