Towards a psyche for psychiatry

Russell Meares

in Nature and Narrative

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Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198526117
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754326 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Towards a psyche for psychiatry

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Chapter 2 discusses the origins of dynamic psychiatry that centred on Salpêtrière in Paris, and that the ideas that were being developed at that time were resonant with a particular mood, or state, of Western culture. Indeed, it can be said that the form of a particular culture is manifest, indirectly, in the expressions of those individuals who have created the culture. It also discusses the devaluation of personal being and the Jacksonian self.

Chapter.  6213 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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