Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer

Abnormal Psychology Textbooks: Valid Science or Political Propaganda
It is argued that an examination of various abnormal psychology textbooks reveals that they read more like political propaganda than fair, valid science. All of the examined texts conformed closely to the psychiatric medical model as represented by the...
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Dr. Szasz's Gauntlet: A Critical Review of the Work of American Psychiatry's Most Vocal Gadfly
This article is a digest and critical analysis of Thomas Szasz's oeuvre based on his better known works. His position is represented by four statements, three of which are discussed in this article; the second was discussed by this author in a review...
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How GlaxoSmithKline Suppressed Data on Paxil-Induced Akathisia: Implications for Suicidality and Violence
This is the second in a series of Special Reports on previously suppressed data concerning the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) and its capacity to cause violence and suicide. The data were contained in...
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Overestimates of the Genetic Contribution to Eating Disorders
The purpose of this article is to analyze and critique repeated claims in the literature that there is a substantial genetic contribution to eating disorders. Data from the existing twin and family studies of eating disorders were tabulated and compared...
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Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the Politics of Human Relationships
Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the Politics of Human Relationships. Laurence Simon. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003, 239 pp., $69.95.This book, as its title suggests, is an ambitious work. The author, trained in psychoanalysis, attempts nothing...
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The Electroshock Quotationary
Since its introduction in 1938, electroshock has been the subject of intense controversy; there appears to be little if any middle ground between the positions taken by its proponents and opponents. The author/editor, himself an insulin coma-electroshock...
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The Mistreatment of Mood Disorders in Youth
Mood disorders in youth, specifically depression and bipolar disorder, have been increasingly prevalent. Treatment standards for youth essentially reflect those intervention strategies used with adults; however, there are serious concerns as to the effectiveness...
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Tricks of the Trade
Before receiving Food and Drug Administration approval, drug manufacturers must conduct clinical trials of their new drugs. Although all drug studies can be manipulated, antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs are particularly vulnerable to bias. The...
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