Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, 2008

Editorial
The first issue of Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry for 2008 marks a change in the editorial management of the journal. The new editorial team would like to thank Laurence Simon and Louis Wynne for their contributions to the journal over the past...
Exposure to SSRI Antidepressants in Utero Causes Birth Defects, Neonatal Withdrawal Symptoms, and Brain Damage
Pregnant mothers should avoid taking SSRI antidepressants-they are hazardous to the developing fetus, cause withdrawal symptoms in the newborn baby, and induce biochemical and morphological abnormalities in the brain. If pregnant mothers need help with...
Is Social Anxiety Making Us Depressed?: A Social Evolutionary Hypothesis for Why SSRIs Work
In the developed world, the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has skyrocketed since 1988, when Prozac was first released in the United States. Biomedical psychiatry's explanation for their success is an unsubstantiated hypothesis...
Once the Wheels Are in Motion: Involuntary Hospitalization and Forced Medicating
In the wake of the recent killings at Virginia Tech, this article expresses a fear that laymen and professionals alike may overly react toward someone who seems somehow odd or different by regarding that individual as dangerous and a candidate for hospitalization...
Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problems
Pharmacological Treatment of College Students With Psychological Problems . Leighton C. Whitaker & Stewart E. Cooper (Eds.). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2007, 271 pp., $56.00 (hardcover), $32.00 (softcover).This is an unusual look at the current...
Practical Applications: 22 Guidelines for Counseling and Psychotherapy
This article describes 22 principles for the conduct of therapy or counseling, most of which are also applicable to all human relationships. The creation of a safe space and a caring, trustworthy relationship is essential to therapy and basic to the...
Why Psychiatric Drugs "Work": The Attribution of Positive Effects Due to Psychological Factors
While outcome research has attempted to elucidate the real benefit of any treatment through randomized, double-blind studies, the role of placebo and other psychological reactions has been given scant but growing attention. This article examines the...