Typescript lecture notes titled Changing concepts in psychiatry

Scope and Content

Rodger begins the lecture by saying that in a few weeks time it will be the centenary of Sigmund Freud's birth so that would make the date 1956. Lecture covers Freud's influence and some of his ideas the classification of mental disorders, heredity and predisposition, electroconvulsive treatment (ECT), officer selection in the army, and the influence of existentialist philosophy on some psychiatrists on the continent. He also briefly mentions "two other trends" and the "interest they have aroused in our own University". Namely cybernetics (the science of communication in animals and machines) and ethology (the science of animal behaviour).

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