Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, 2009

Broadening the Spectrum
A quick review of the table of contents of this and the several previous issues of Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry will reveal that the journal is becoming at least a bit more general in its coverage of topics than might be suggested by the title...
Ethics of Gender Identity Disorder
Gender identity disorder is unique among all DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. It is the only disorder in which treatment is designed to confirm, reinforce, and validate the belief that is the basis of the mental disorder. In all other diagnoses, the symptoms in...
Meta-Analysis of Antidepressant Augmentation: Piling on in the Absence of Evidence
Background : Treatment of depression with a single pharmaceutical agent often does not work, and several agents may be tried or combined to increase efficacy. Augmentation involves the addition of one or more medications to an existing antidepressant...
On Chemical Imbalances, Antidepressants, and the Diagnosis of Depression
Over the past 30 years psychiatry has made a paradigm shift within a medical model from a psychological to a biological explanation for mental disorder. Depression is attributed to an imbalance of monoamines in the brain caused by depletion of neurotransmitters...
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Underdiagnosed or Fiction?
Diagnoses of children with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) have surged in recent years. This article explores three alternative explanations for the increase in these diagnoses: (a) PBD had previously been unrecognized and underdiagnosed by clinicians;...
The Course Content of APA-Accredited Doctoral Programs: If the Use of Psychiatric Drugs Is to Be Challenged, Then a Road to Better Psycho-Social Treatments Needs to Be Paved
This article explores several issues surrounding the American Psychological Association's accredited doctoral training of clinical psychologists. There is a movement to combat the use of psychiatric drugs with psycho-social treatments. However, as will...
The John Dewey Academy for Talented, Troubled, and Troublesome Teens: Nine Guiding Principles, Part II
This is the second installment that describes nine psychological and psychotherapeutic guiding principles for the John Dewey Academy. This academy is the most effective college preparatory, voluntary, residential, and therapeutic high school in the United...