Ministering to Minds Diseased - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433175506, 9781483141299

Ministering to Minds Diseased

1st Edition

A History of Psychiatric Treatment

Authors: Wilfrid Llewelyn Jones
eBook ISBN: 9781483141299
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1983
Page Count: 168
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Ministering to Minds Diseased: A History of Psychiatric Treatment focuses on the advancements of methodologies, approaches, and techniques in the practice of psychiatry.

The book first offers information on early physical treatments, epilepsy and its treatment, and later physical treatments. Discussions focus on hydrotherapy, bloodletting and transfusion, sleep, shock, and electrical treatments, fever therapy, and insulin and convulsion treatments. The manuscript then ponders on medicinal treatment, including narcotics, neuroleptic and antidepressant drugs, chemistry and the development of psychopharmacology, and lithium, vitamin, and hormone treatments.

The text takes a look at the expansion of psychotherapy, behavior therapy, and evolution of mental hospitals. Topics include action techniques in psychotherapy, meditation, music therapy, early hospitals, madhouses, conditions, abuses, and reforms in hospitals, and retreat into custodialism. The manuscript then examines the development of a mental health service, including work therapy, treatment in the community, and mental nursing.

The publication is a dependable source material for mental health experts and readers interested in psychiatric treatment.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

I Somatic Treatments

2 The Early Physical Treatments



Bloodletting and Blood Transfusion

Shock Treatment

Electrical Treatment

3 Epilepsy and its Treatment

4 The Later Physical Treatments

Fever Therapy

Insulin Treatment

Convulsion Treatment

Electroconvulsive Therapy


5 Medicinal Treatment

The Herbals and the Herbalists

The Narcotics

Chemistry and the Development of Psychopharmacology

The Neuroleptic Drugs

The Antidepressant Drugs

The Anxiolytic Drugs

Lithium Treatment

Treatment with Vitamins

Treatment with Hormones

II The Psychotherapies

6 The Beginnings




Analytical Psychology

Individual Psychology

7 The Expansion of Psychotherapy

The Later History of Psychoanalysis

Psychotherapy Progresses

Psychotherapy in the Second World War

The Therapeutic Community

Action Techniques in Psychotherapy

Music Therapy


8 Behavior Therapy

III Environmental and Social Treatment

9 The Evolution of the Mental Hospital

The Early Hospitals

The Madhouses

The Hospitals in the Eighteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Advances

Restraint and Non-Restraint

The Retr


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