A brief introduction to the history of psychiatry

A brief introduction to the history of psychiatry

Johann Christian Reil

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module you should be able to:

 

  • explain the historical background of the diagnosis and treatment of various mental health problems and how the management of mental illness changed throughout history

     

  • describe the origin of psychiatry as a medical profession

     

  • list the pioneers in psychiatric practice and their achievements and contributions to diagnosis and the treatment of mental illness

     

  • explain the anti-psychiatry movement, its pioneers and controversial theories about mental illness and treatment.

 

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Please note: Some of the content, language and terminology used within the module has been included for contextual and historical reasons only and is not intended to cause offence.

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