Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jeffrey A. Lieberman

Narrated By: Graham Corrigan

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: March 2015

Duration: 10 hours 0 minutes


'An astonishing book: honest, sober, exciting, and humane... [Shrinks] brings you to the very forefront of one of the most amazing medical journeys of our time.' --Siddhartha Mukherjee

Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining 'lunatics' in cold cells. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for 'the black sheep of medicine' has been anything but smooth.

Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science to its late blooming maturity--beginning after World War II--as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the field's luminaries--from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel--SHRINKS is a gripping read, and an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.


  • Ted E.

    Zzzz Nice sad history story. But stops short of bringing information of the current state of psychiatry

  • Tina Jackson

    This book is a must for anyone considering a career in the mental health field!

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