shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Dec 11th - Leadership and Motivation for Supervisors: Engage and inspire employees to achieve success and motivate performance [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Dec 12th - Holding Difficult Conversations: Uncover and utilize your own strengths and style of communication to improve your management skills [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Dec 13th - Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination: A clinical model for helping children understand and manage anxiety [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Dec 14th - Annual Training: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [The Centre for MindBody Health]
Jan 9th - Three-Day Intensive with Frank Anderson: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Experiential Training [Leading Edge Seminars]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland
Kelly, Brendan
Irish Academic Press / Softcover / 2019-07-01 / 1788550862
History / Anti-psychiatry
price: $46.99
500 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

This monumental work by one of Ireland’s leading psychiatrists encompasses every psychiatric development from the Middle Ages to the present day, and examines their far-reaching social and political effects. From the “Glenn of Lunatics,” said to cure mental illness, to the overloaded asylums of later centuries, Ireland has had an extensive and often unsettled history in the practice and perception of psychiatry. Kelly’s definitive work examines Ireland’s unique relationship with conceptions of mental illness throughout the centuries, delving into each medical breakthrough and every misuse of authority. Through fascinating archival records, Kelly writes a crisp and accessible history, evaluating everything from individual case histories to the seismic effects of the First World War. Hearing Voices is a marvel that affords incredible insight into Ireland’s social and medical history while providing powerful observations on our current treatment of mental ill health in Ireland.

Reviews

"A gripping, fascinating tale, told here with elegance, enthusiasm and erudition… a carefully crafted, highly readable, impeccably researched, beautifully illustrated book… the most important social history in more than a decade" —Professor Ivor Browne, Irish Times

"Masterpiece. Monumental in every way." —Dr Maurice Gueret, Sunday Independent

"'A tour de force' by one of Ireland’s leading psychiatrists, encompassing every psychiatric development from the Middle Ages to the present day." —Dr Muiris Houston, Irish Medical Times

"Engaging and accessible… indispensable" —Dr Alice Mauger, History of Psychiatry

About the Author

Brendan Kelly is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail info@cavershambooksellers.com
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

search
Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Anti-psychiatry
History
Newsletter 2019-10