About The Book
In this rigorously researched, profoundly compelling biography of schizophrenia, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman draws on his four-decade career to illuminate the past, present, and future of this historically dreaded and devastating illness. This powerful portrait of schizophrenia, the most malignant and mysterious mental illness, interweaves cultural and scientific history with dramatic patient profiles and clinical experiences to impart a revolutionary message of hope. For the first time in history, we can effectively treat schizophrenia, limiting its disabling effects—and we’re on the verge of being able to prevent the disease’s onset entirely.
A must-read for fans of medical histories, psychology, and those whose lives have been affected by schizophrenia, this revelatory work offers a comprehensive scientific portrait, crucial insights, sound advice for families and friends, and most importantly, hope for sufferers now and in the generations to come.
Praise For Malady Of The Mind
About The Book
In Shrinks, Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D., shares the story of psychiatry’s origins and the checkered history of useless or harmful treatments—including hydrotherapy, lobotomies, and primal screaming—to its rehabilitation and transformation into an evidence-based profession. A gripping and illuminating mad, Shrinks reveals shocking case studies and serves as an urgent call-to-arms to start treating mental illness as a disease rather than a state of mind.