Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 3, 2011

Antidepressants and Pregnancy: Continued Evidence of Harm-Still No Evidence of Benefit
Antidepressant medication use during pregnancy is increasing. It is essential that women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and their health care providers be aware of the risks, benefits, and alternatives prior to taking these agents. The best available...
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Between Mind and Brain: Final and Efficient Causation in Relation to Neuroplasticity
Reductionism is usually taken for granted in many areas of science, neuroscience and psychology being no exceptions. It is often assumed as scientific orthodoxy that human behavior can be reduced to "what the brain does" without recourse to a consideration...
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Cells, Circuits, and Syndromes: A Critical Commentary on the NIMH Research Domain Criteria Project
The US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has recently declared a new research program for psychiatry, the Research Domain Criteria (RD°C), as the successor of the long-standing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic...
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How Do People Taking Psychiatric Drugs Explain Their "Chemical Imbalance?"
Many people believe that chemical imbalances cause mental illnesses, despite the absence of evidence to ascertain this. This study describes the reasoning that people use in their own case to justify this belief. Data come from recorded medication histories...
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The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry
On October 28-29, the 14th Annual Conference of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP) was held at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. The conference marked the transition to a new name for the organization....
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When a Patient Presents with a Present: Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Gifts Given to Psychiatrists
Objective: This article reviews the issue of patients giving gifts to psychiatrists and mental health providers. Method: Anonymous survey of 100 academic psychiatrists measured prevalence of receiving gifts, type and estimated dollar value of gifts given,...
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