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Evolutionary Psychiatry free pdf Evolutionary Psychiatry was first published in 1996, the second edition followed in 2000. This ground breaking book challenged the medical model which supplied few effective answers to long-standing conundrums. A comprehensive introduction to the science of Darwinian Psychiatry, the second edition included important fresh material on a number of disorders, along with a chapter on research. Anthony Stevens and John Price argue that psychiatric symptoms are manifestations of ancient adaptive strategies which are no longer necessarily appropriate but which can best be understood and treated in an evolutionary and developmental context. Particularly important are the theories Stevens and Price propose to account for the worldwide existence of mood disorders and schizophrenia, as well as offering solutions for such puzzles as paedophilia, sado-masochism and the function of dreams. Readily accessible to both the specialist and non-specialist reader, Evolutionary Psychiatry describes in detail the disorders and conditions commonly encountered in psychiatric practice and shows how evolutionary theory can account for their biological origins and functional nature. This Classic Edition of the book includes a new preface by Anthony Stevens and a foreword by Paul Gilbert.

About Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens has spent his professional life working as a Jungian analyst, psychiatrist and writer. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in addition to a Doctorate in Medicine has two degrees in Psychology. He is a Senior Member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. John Price has worked for the Medical Research Council Psychiatric Genetics Unit, and as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS. He is a former Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and was Chairman of the Section on Psychotherapy of the World Psychiatric Association.

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Author : Anthony Stevens
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 15 December 2015
ISBN : 1138824569
EAN : 9781138824560
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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