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Ch 16: History of American Psychiatry

About This Chapter

Discover or boost your existing knowledge of the history of American psychiatry using the short lessons in this self-paced chapter. Multiple-choice quizzes make it easy to check your comprehension of psychiatry as you prepare for a test, work on an assignment or aim to boost your grades.

History of American Psychiatry - Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter offers a fun examination of American psychiatry's history. Experienced instructors with a wealth of psychiatry knowledge have developed lessons that can build your understanding of asylums, mental institutions and changes in the field of psychiatry during World War II. Review these lessons any time your schedule permits using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. If questions arise about specific lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts via the Dashboard. Use our mini quizzes and chapter exam to test your knowledge of key concepts. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Outline and discuss the history of asylums in the 1800s
  • Detail changes that occurred to mental asylums in the 1950s
  • Explain how and why American psychiatry transformed during and after World War II

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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