9780521114714

Historical Origins of the Concept of Neurosis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521114714

  • ISBN10:

    0521114713

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-25
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The historical evolution of the concept of neurosis can be traced from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries where Piuero details its dependence upon fundamental medical concepts such as cause, function and regulation. This book gives a clear view of the meaning of the term neurosis historically and in modern times, and shows how the concept has been created and modified in response to the theoretical developments that have occurred in medicine over two centuries. It will be of great use to psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and historians of medicine and science, and to general historians.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The concept of neurosis
The concept of neurosis in German romantic medicine
The concept of neurosis in anatomoclinical medicine before Charcot
The physiopathological view and the concept of neurosis
Endnotes
References
Index
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