Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, 2007

An Open Letter to Lou Wynne
Dear Lou,You and I have spoken often about the damage done to the field of psychology because of its uncritical acceptance of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and its imitation of psychiatry. We've discussed how mainstream...
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ECT Damages the Brain: Disturbing News for Patients and Shock Doctors Alike
Something most remarkable and unexpected has occurred in the field of psychiatry. Led by lifelong defender and promoter of shock treatment Harold Sackeim, a team of investigators recently published a follow-up study of 347 patients given the currently...
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Psychiatrists' Failure to Inform: Is There Substantial Financial Exposure?
Psychiatrists regularly fail to obtain informed consent by not fully informing their patients of the risks of psychotropic drugs as well as overstating their benefits. As the wave of lawsuits against manufacturers for failure to warn wane, will such...
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Psychiatry, Psychology, and Human Sterilization Then and Now: "Therapeutic" or in the Social Interest?
Practitioners of psychiatry and psychology have played an important role in the sterilization of tens of thousands of Americans throughout the past century. This article examines a number of questions relating to the origin and continuation of sterilization...
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Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent
Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent. Grace E. Jackson. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2005, 405 pp., $99.00.If this book were required reading of every medical student interested in psychiatry and every PhD candidate in clinical...
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The ADHD Epidemic in America
Over the last decade, ADHD diagnoses have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Behaviors that were once considered normal range are now currently defined as pathological by those with a vested interest in promoting the widespread use of...
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The Missing Theory II: Further Musings on the Development of a New Zeitgeist for Clinical Psychology
Clinical adult psychology can be rejuvenated and liberated from its dependence on psychiatry by pursuing a new zeitgeist free of operationist thinking and the hypothetico-deductive analysis of its data. Such a new zeitgeist would emphasize the paramount...
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