G N Grob's research while affiliated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and other places

Publications (7)

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Bulletin of the History of Medicine 72.2 (1998) 189-219 "The truth," Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote nearly 150 years ago, "is, that medicine, professedly founded on observation, is as sensitive to outside influences, political, religious, philosophical, imaginative, as is the barometer to the changes of atmospheric density." The accuracy of the ve...
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The history of the care and treatment of the mentally ill in America for nearly four centuries offers a sobering example of a cyclical pattern that alternated between enthusiastic optimism and fatalistic pessimism. In the nineteenth century an affinity for institutional solutions led to the creation of the mental hospital, an institution designed t...

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... Though mental health and illness were often framed as biomedical issues, over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was common for judicial and carceral bodies to be the deciding factor in an individual's diagnosis of mental illness [5,267]. In their history of psychiatric survivor movements, Adame et al. [5] note that individuals were institutionalized in asylums for non-medical reasons, such as "poverty, race, culture, sexual orientation, or the failure to meet gendered expectations in one's marriage" [5,131,287]. In these institutions, individuals were often subjected to trauma and abuse, including involuntary commitment, sedation, and coercion into treatment by staf [5]. ...
... The Family Interview for Genetic Studies (FIGS) [18] gathers data on the history of psychiatric disorders in family members. It is a clinician-administered tool that comprises of three parts -general screening questions, face sheet, and the symptom checklist. ...
... Taking nothing away from Benson's claim, it is useful to place Geschwind's contributions in context. Most important is to recognize that in an earlier time and in another place, Geschwind's behavioral biology would not have had the reception, impact, or resonance that it did in the mid-1960s, with simultaneous elucidation of the putative role of neurotransmitters in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders and the discovery of psychotropic drugs to treat these disorders (Grob, 1998;Baumeister, 2013). ...