Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall

Beyond the Medical Model: Renewing the Promise
Jonathan Leo, PhD, has retired as coeditor of Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry to pursue exciting new academic and scientific ventures. We wish him well and thank him for all of the considerable time and effort he has expended in keeping EHPP...
Can Biological and Psychological Intervention Be Integrated into the Treatment of Psychosis? Probably Not
Clinical experience leads to the conclusion that schizophrenics and other psychotics can best be treated by psychoanalytic therapy without medication. So do research studies using competent therapists and control groups, such as Deikman and Whitaker...
Developing Real Alternatives to Medical Models
Many challenges to medical models of emotional distress are all too easily assimilated into a medical model and thus lose part of their power. This article suggests some necessary characteristics of challenges that would be much less easy to assimilate,...
Drug Company Suppressed Data on Paroxetine-Induced Stimulation: Implications for Violence and Suicide
This is the third special report in a series that has published observations and excerpts from my 1999 product liability report in the California case of Lacuzong v. GlaxoSmithKline, alleging that Paxil (paroxetine) caused a double murder and suicide.Shortly...
Human Rights Progress in Psychiatry: More Apparent Than Real (Observations and Reflections on Life in the Texas Mental Health Courts)
The history of modern psychiatry includes a legacy of coercion and infamous physical and mechanical treatments, on the one hand, and progress in human rights, particularly patient rights, on the other. The purpose of this article is to remind readers...
Intoxication Anosognosia: The Spellbinding Effect of Psychiatric Drugs
Why do so many individuals persist in taking psychoactive substances, including psychiatric drugs, after adverse mental and behavioral effects have become severe and even disabling? The author has previously proposed the brain-disabling principle of...
Mental Health Screening in Schools: Essentials of Informed Consent
Increasing numbers of public schools are adopting the use of mental health screening programs for the purpose of identifying suicidality or psychiatric conditions in children and teens. Concerned observers maintain that these programs commonly violate...
My Madness Saved Me: The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf
My Madness Saved Me: The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf. Thomas Szasz. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2006, 154 pp., $29.95As Sartre said, "The Jew is one whom other men consider a Jew; that is the simple truth from which we must...
On the Implications and Consequences of a Neurobiochemical Etiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Many names have preceded the currently used name, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, yet no greater explanatory power has ever been achieved by the numerous name changes. Questions are raised regarding the basis for and accuracy of the neurobiochemical...
Soteria: Through Madness to Deliverance
Soteria: Through Madness to Deliverance. Loren Mosher, MD, Voyce Hendrix, LCSW, with Deborah C. Fort, PhD. Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2004, 340 pp., $22.99 (paperback).The word soteria is Greek and means deliverance. The book Soteria describes the 12-year...
What Is the Self? A Philosophy of Psychology
What Is the Self? A Philosophy of Psychology. A. P. Craig. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005, 171 pp., $100.00.In October 2005, my wife and I moved from our 10-room home of 36 years, now an empty nest, to a one-bedroom apartment near the ocean...