20 Major Milestones in Psychiatric History

February 5, 2012
20 Major Milestones in Psychiatric History

Although psychiatric investigations and treatments began well before 1667, it was in that year that behavioral patterns became associated with the brain and explained with neurological theories. From that point, the logical steps toward today’s psychiatry practice included medicine, surgery, and other forms of methodologies that affected how people behave. While this progress seems notable, the end note is a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for its lack of transparency about side affects of a certain drug. While procedures today are less invasive than before, the treatments still remain sketchy and highly controversial. Read More …