History of Psychiatry and Medicine Addressed in Captivating New Book

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Author Anthony M D’Agostino, MD explores our current healthcare system through a look at its beginnings in “The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital.”

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A respected medical professional with over 45 years of experience in psychiatry, D’Agostino shares his expert insights, extensive research and personal testimony to shed a light on a health care system that needs to continue to change to provide the best care for patients.

Due to scientific and economic developments, medicine has experienced tremendous changes in the last 250 years. Passionate about understanding these changes for the betterment of current patient care, author Anthony M D’Agostino, MD of Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital has expertly compiled a history of psychiatry to showcase the realities of our health care system in his book, “The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital”.

A respected medical professional with over 45 years of experience in psychiatry, D’Agostino shares his expert insights, extensive research and personal testimony to shed a light on a health care system that needs to continue to change to provide the best care for patients. With a focus on the evolution of health coverage, this book creates an important dialogue on the subject to examine its role in the practice of psychiatry.

US Review of Books praises the book: “The book is steeped in insight with its analytical focus and depth of information… it flows in the presentation and is a fascinating read, especially for those in the field of mental health services, not just psychiatry.”

Exploring the history of psychiatric treatments, impact of the Alexian Brothers in the past 700 years, effects of managed care and more, D’Agostino’s findings create a compelling look at the past to showcase what is in store for the future of psychiatric care.

“The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital” is the perfect read for those interested in medical history along with healthcare professionals in any field of medicine. To learn more, please visit https://www.anthonydagostinomd.com

“The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital: And Other Controversies in Psychiatry”
By Anthony M D’Agostino, MD
ISBN: 9781532037801 (softcover); 9781532037818 (electronic)
Available at the iUniverse Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Anthony M D’Agostino, MD served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois from 1979 to 1999 and CMO at the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois from 1999 to 2011. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, interned at the Los Angeles County General Hospital and completed residencies in General and Child Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, the University of California, Los Angeles, and The University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He was President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society in 1986-87 and served on the Health Insurance and Ethics committees for much of 2 decades. At the national level, he was an Illinois delegate on the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association from 1996 to 2002 where he also served as Vice Chair of its Managed Care Committee. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has practiced Psychiatry at Alexian Brothers Hospitals for over 40 years and continues to do so.

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