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Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry



Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

In Shrinks, Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, shares the story of psychiatry's origins and the checkered history of useless or harmful treatments that made psychiatry the black sheep of medicine. Lieberman describes psychiatry's scientific rehabilitation, beginning after WWII, with the discipline's slow embrace of psychopharmacology, genetics, and neuroscience, and how it has been transformed into an evidence-based profession.

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is former president of the American Psychiatric Association, Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Psychiatrist in Chief at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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Recorded On: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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