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Published: 06 November 2006

160 Pages | 15 b/w illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192807274

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Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Tom Burns

Very Short Introductions

  • Psychiatry is increasingly a part of everyday life (think about Prozac, ADHD, Care in the Community) and this book provides a valuable and comprehensible introduction to the subject.
  • Covers a broad range of topics, from the main illnesses and their identification, to the history of their treatment, and the future of the discipline.
  • Tom Burns was the psychiatric advisor to the UK Parliamentary committee scrutinising the UK Mental Health Bill.
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide.

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