Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, 2012

Can a Diagnosis Be Epidemic, with Therapeutic Efforts the Catastrophe?
The diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorders (BSD) given for office visits has risen 40-fold for children and has risen dramatically for adults as well. Some of the growth may have been fueled by recategorization of individuals who would previously have...
Diagnosing Diagnosis
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Over the past year, we have seen an unprecedented uproar over the impending appearance of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Debates have raged over issues...
Educating Graduate Students
Excitement, the strong positive affect engendered by new information, plays a key role in creative learning. The department chair noted as problematic for all programs that very few of our graduate students became faculty at major universities. But many...
Ethical Aspects of the Prevention of Suicide in Psychiatry
From an ethical perspective, three values are at stake in the prevention of suicide-the inviolability of life, the autonomy of the client, and the care relationship between caregivers and client. These values can be integrated in the following way. The...
Mentored Self-Help: A Promising Approach to Exploring Voices
This article explores voice-hearing experiences in the context of a mentored self-help approach to coping that used the workbook Working With Voices (Coleman & Smith, 1997) with the support of a trusted other or mentor. Casstevens, Cohen, Newman,...
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families. Peter R. Breggin. New York, NY: Springer Publishing, 2012, 352 pp., $50.00 (paperback)This is a needed book. Thoughtful clinicians, including psychiatrists,...
The "Cloak of Competence": So Who Are We Saying Is Stupid?
The cloak of competence, a term that has resurfaced recently, is yet another clever way of using demeaning language to devalue people with disabilities. The implications and impact of this specific expression and the more general transaction of devaluation...
The End of Neo-Kraepelinism
In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association asserted that its subject matter was straightforwardly medical and created a diagnostic manual-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed.; DSM-III)-consisting of supposedly discrete and...