Inquiries in Psychiatry (Psychology Revivals)
Clinical and social investigations
By Aubrey Lewis
Routledge – 2013 – 336 pages
Series: Psychology Revivals
To mark his retirement in 1966 from the Professorship of Psychiatry at the University of London, and the directorship of the Institute of Psychiatry, the Maudsley Hospital, Professor Lewis’s students edited and prepared an edition of his collected papers, in two volumes.
Originally published in 1967 this volume reports the outcome of research in a variety of fields. Of the numerous clinical investigations, those into depressive states are dealt with most fully. Social studies, which had been the main concern of the Medical Research Council Unit of which Professor Lewis was for seventeen years Honorary Director, deals with themes of unemployment, environmental adjustment, and ecology. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
Introduction Acknowledgments Clinical Psychiatry 1 The experience of time in mental disorder 2 The psychopathology of insight 3 Melancholia: a clinical survey of depressive states 4 Melancholia: a prognostic study 5 States of depression: their clinical and aetiological differentiation 6 Problems of obsessional illness 7 Obsessional illness 8 A study of cretinism in London 9 Aspects of psychosomatic medicine Social Psychiatry 10 Neurosis and unemployment 11 Social causes of admission to a mental hospital for the aged 12 Vocational aspects of neurosis in soldiers 13 Social psychiatry 14 The offspring of parents both mentally ill 15 Fertility and mental illness 16 Demographic aspects of mental disorder Bibliography Index