Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, Fall

Calling, Recalling, and Restoring the Signal Function of Emotions
Among the huge accumulation of psychological books offered in libraries and book stores, a relative few volumes stand out in an otherwise deluge of self-help exhortations, and discuss the psychotherapeutic process itself. Of that small portion, most...
Consumer Advertising of Psychiatric Medications Biases the Public against Nonpharmacological Treatment
In the United States, antidepressant medications are heavily promoted through direct-toconsumer advertising, which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Advertisements for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors frequently contain information...
Contra Pfizer
Against a background of longstanding concerns that antidepressants may trigger suicidality, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 convened two committees to review the issues. Prior to the second meeting Pfizer posted an extensive ad hominem...
One Nation under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance
One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance. Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel. New York: St. Martins, 2005, 310 pp., $23.95.Those who have read Sommers' The War Against Boys and Satel's articles on the editorial pages...
The Contribution of Childhood ADHD, Conduct Problems, and Stimulant Treatment to Adolescent and Adult Tobacco and Psychoactive Substance Abuse
The investigation capitalizes on a 28-year prospective longitudinal study of hyperactive (ADHD) and age mate control participants identified from among 5212 elementary school children in randomly sampled classrooms from grades kindergarten through 5....
Transforming Extraordinary Experiences into the Concept of Schizophrenia: A Case Study of a Norwegian Psychiatric Unit
The dominating paradigm in Western psychiatry is grounded in biomedical thinking, and biological explanations appear to increasingly take the lead. There has been a shift from a psychological approach to the treatment of such experiences to a biomedical...