Year: 2004 Source: History of Psychiatry, v.15, no.3, (2004), p.259-283 SIEC No: 20050257

The author describes the history of Norwegian psychiatry, beginning with the designation of special hospital rooms for the violently insane in the 1730s, & continuing up to the developments in biology, diagnostics, & pharmaceutical knowledge that have characterized the discipline over the last twenty years. Changes in the presentation & professional characterization of psychiatric problems, including suicidality, are examined. (74 refs)