The Search For A New Psychiatry

On Becoming a Psychiatrist, Clinical Neuroscientist and Other Fragments of Memory

by A. George Awad



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/21/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781663226228
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781663226235
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781663226211

About the Book

The book is about Neuroscience as acquired and practiced by myself across 3 continents: from Cairo, issues like colonial psychiatry, pellagra madness, population explosion and contraception are highlighted. In Moscow the beginning of my long interest in the concept of stress and its relevance to health and illness as also reflections on science and relegion in an athiest society are detailled . In Rome expanding the concept of stress to cardiovascular reactivity consolidated my interest . In Toronto my neuroscience background and psychiatry came together for the next 50 years and where my academic interests focused on shizophrenia, quality of care issues and outcomes related to the person behind the illness . The book concludes in a major analysis of how modern psychiatric practices has failed many : patients, their doctors, their families and the society at large. The imperative for the search for new psychiatry is presented as my deep wish to save psychiatry as a credible medical speciality ..

About the Author

Dr. Awad is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science, Toronto University, Canada. He is the past psychiatrist-in-chief of Humber River, Wellsley and St. Michael hospitals in Toronto. He published close to 400 research and editorials. He is the recipient of the Tanenbaum Family Schizophrenia Award, Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Medal, the Andrew Leon ISCTM Merit Award.