History of Psychiatry

History of Psychiatry is the leading peer reviewed journal publishing research articles, analysis and information across the entire field of the history of mental illness and the forms of medicine, psychiatry, cultural response and social policy, which have evolved to understand and treat it. It covers all periods of history up to the present day, and all nations and cultures.

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Latest articles

Volume 25 (1)

The powers of suggestion: Albert Moll and the debate on hypnosis
Maehle, A.-H., vol. 25 (1): 3-19
Mental health, citizenship, and the memory of World War II in the Netherlands (1945-85)
Oosterhuis, H., vol. 25 (1): 20-34
Therapeutic Fascism: re-educating Communists in Nazi-occupied Serbia, 1942-44
Antic, A., vol. 25 (1): 35-56
'Rapid tranquillisation': an historical perspective on its emergence in the context of the development of antipsychotic medications
Allison, L., Moncrieff, J., vol. 25 (1): 57-69
Resilience of institutional culture: mental nursing in a decade of radical change
McCrae, N., vol. 25 (1): 70-86
When doctors cry wolf: a systematic review of the literature on clinical lycanthropy
Blom, J. D., vol. 25 (1): 87-102
Karl Jaspers' phenomenology in the light of histological and X-ray metaphors
Vlasova, O. A., Beveridge, A., vol. 25 (1): 103-111
'Febrile Anxiety', by Robert James (1745): With an introduction by
Berrios, G., vol. 25 (1): 112-124
Book Review: Clark Lawlor, From Melancholy to Prozac: A History of Depression
Haggett, A., vol. 25 (1): 125-126
Book Review: Daniel Pick, The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Anal
Antic, A., vol. 25 (1): 126-128
Book Review: Mical Raz, The Lobotomy Letters: The Making of American Psychosurgery
Wickham, B., vol. 25 (1): 128-130
Book Review: Dorinda Evans, Gilbert Stuart and the Impact of Manic Depression
Park, M., vol. 25 (1): 130-131
Book Review: Martin Halliwell, Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry, and American Culture, 1945-1970
Dunst, A., vol. 25 (1): 131-132
Soren Kierkegaard's disease (received 17 December 2013)
vol. 25 (1): 133-134

Volume 24 (4)

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55): a bicentennial pathographical review
Schioldann, J., Sogaard, I., vol. 24 (4): 387-398
Through the lens of the hospital magazine: Downshire and Holywell psychiatric hospitals in the 1960s and 1970s
Prior, P., McClelland, G., vol. 24 (4): 399-414
Neopositivism and the DSM psychiatric classification. An epistemological history. Part 2: Historical pathways, epistemological developments and present-day needs
Aragona, M., vol. 24 (4): 415-426
The relevance of the early history of probability theory to current risk assessment practices in mental health care
Large, M., vol. 24 (4): 427-441
Autism in flux: a history of the concept from Leo Kanner to DSM-5
Verhoeff, B., vol. 24 (4): 442-458
Richard Arwed Pfeifer - a pioneer of 'medical pedagogy' and an opponent of Paul Schroder
Steinberg, H., Carius, D., Himmerich, H., vol. 24 (4): 459-476