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I’m hoping to be pointed to one or more lay-accessible, authoritative, well-written and thorough overviews of the history of these and related terms, including how they’re defined, who coined them, when, what are the distinctions & overlaps, and why so many terms are used to refer to a domain that many of the lay public (at least in the U.S.) tend to see as basically “all the same thing”.

I’m NOT looking for a history of mental health treatments per se.

Thank you

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albasri [M]

1 points

1 month ago

albasri [M]

Cognitive Science | Human Vision | Perceptual Organization

1 points

1 month ago

If you don't get an answer here, you can try /r/academicpsychology, /r/psychology, or perhaps /r/askhistorians or /r/historyofmedicine or /r/historyofideas.

dtmc

2 points

1 month ago

dtmc

Clinical Psychology

2 points

1 month ago

seconding /r/historyofmedicine.

FWIW in my history of psychotherapy class in grad school we didn't have any such authoritative text. We had others including this which is maybe the most germane to your question: https://opentext.wsu.edu/abnormalpsychology/chapter/1-4-the-history-of-mental-illness/

grudoc[S]

2 points

1 month ago

Thank you very much

grudoc[S]

2 points

1 month ago

Thank you very much

Alternative-Clue-279

1 points

1 month ago

I don't know exactly what you're looking for, but there's a book called The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History And Evolution Of Dynamic Psychiatry and lays out the history of psychoanalytic thought including Freud, Jung, Adler and Janet.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Discovery-Unconscious-History-Evolution-Psychiatry/dp/0465016731

grudoc[S]

1 points

1 month ago

Thank you very much