S6E6 - Classic Psychiatric Literature Special

The Psych Review

08-10-2023 • 33 mins

It's episode six of season six of The Psych Review and this month we take a very special trip back in time to look at some classic psychiatric papers. Alanna's is authored by Australia's very own John Cade, and describes his historic discovery of the psychiatric uses of lithium. Dave covers The Rosenham Experiment, by reviewing an incredible article that might just be a bit too good to be true.

The references for this episode are:
  • Alanna: CADE J. F. (1949). Lithium salts in the treatment of psychotic excitement. The Medical journal of Australia, 2(10), 349–352. https://doi.org/10.1080/j.1440-1614.1999.06241.x
  • Dave: Rosenhan, D. L. (1973). On being sane in insane places. Science, 179(4070), 250-258

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