The history of psychiatry from the patient's viewpoint

P. Buckley, F. Sander

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The authors describe a course in the history of psychiatry in which patients' autobiographies are used to illustrate different eras and approaches to the treatment of the mentally ill. They feel that this approach highlights recurrent historical themes and provides a perspective on the present transitional state of psychiatry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1974


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Buckley, P., & Sander, F. (1974). The history of psychiatry from the patient's viewpoint. American Journal of Psychiatry, 131(10), 1147-1150.