Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring

ADHD in America: A Bioecological Analysis
The mass labeling and drugging of American children has reached epidemic proportions. Currently, Americans are immersed in a linear medical model which promotes the widespread use of psychotropic medications in child populations in order to control undesirable...
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Over the past 50 years, there has been an astonishing increase in severe mental illness in the United States. The percentage of Americans disabled by mental illness has increased fivefold since 1955, when Thorazine-remembered today as psychiatry's first...
Call to Revolution in the Prevention of Emotional Disorders
This article argues that it is futile to try and treat the many serious mental disturbances now confronting society with individual psychotherapy. Only by preventing the occurrence of mental disturbance can headway be made in dealing with this source...
Discursive Psychology: A Human Foible?
Discursive psychology stands in distinction to experimental social psychology in that it seeks the deeper understanding of human behavior for emancipatory purposes rather than the confirmation of hypotheses and the certainty of prediction via nomothetic...
IN MEMORIAM: Kevin Is Gone
"Light a candle of truth and decency and let those who want to change the way they think come to you." Kevin McCreadyKevin is gone, I've been told, and it's true I haven't heard from him in a few days. Yet I feel his continuing presence as if he were...
Psychotherapy as Civics: The Patient and Therapist as Citizens
The field of psychotherapy has failed to live up to its promise to be a force in the continued development of democracy by aligning itself with medicine and psychiatry. Psychotherapists must recognize that those with whom they work and disseminate information...
Recent U.S., Canadian, and British Regulatory Agency Actions concerning Antidepressant-Induced Harm to Self and Others: A Review and Analysis
Drug regulatory agencies in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada have recently issued warnings concerning the use of antidepressants. Considerable attention has been placed on regulatory agency conclusions that antidepressants are associated...
Recurrent Psychotic Depression Is Treatable by Psychoanalytic Therapy without Medication
Psychotic depression is best treated by psychotherapy without medication. If medication is used it should be withdrawn as the patient can tolerate it. Every affect, including depression, has meaning. Depressed patients may feel sad, frightened, angry,...
Reification of Psychiatric Diagnoses as Defamatory: Implications for Ethical Clinical Practice
While the mental health professional generally has beneficent motives and an honest belief in the DSM diagnoses assigned to clients, such diagnoses may yet be defamatory when communicated to third parties. Mental health diagnoses invariably lower the...