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The BROKEN BRAIN

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The Broken Brain provides a complete and remarkably readable guide to the new scientific understanding of schizophrenia, severe depression, and other major mental disorders and to the new medications that have already returned hundreds of thousands to more normal lives. Dr. Andreasen's book is also a social manifesto that seeks to remove the shame, guilt, and punishment th ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 29th 1985 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1984)
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Robert
Jan 23, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing
A really good book on mental illness, brain function, and the historical approaches to treating mental disease. While, the author wants the book to be accessible to the medical professional and layperson alike, large portions of the book seem beyond what most non-medical people want or need. Still, the book is fantastic for putting so much information about mental illness and brain function into perspective, especially with regards to the debate between nature/nurture and ...more
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May 09, 2013 Robert A. Binger rated it really liked it
Although it may get a bit confusing or dry at times, this book is a great read regarding the neurological view of psychology.
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Andreasen outlines the new model of psychiatry (the shift from a psychoanalytic to a biological model). It is well written and very informative.
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A wonderful book. Perhaps a bit dated in some ways now, but still a great work about how and why psychiatry has developed a new biological focus.
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