Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, 2007

Editorial
Two programs of national scope (one almost finds oneself saying pogroms) are currently aimed at the invidious labeling of people as mentally ill. Both programs have as their aim not the humane caring for traumatized people but the mere labeling of them...
Ethics of CIA and Military Contracting by Psychiatrists and Psychologists
There have been extensive, systematic violations of human rights by American psychiatrists, psychologists, and neurosurgeons throughout the second half of the twentieth century. These violations have occurred at the leading medical schools with funding...
Full Disclosure: Toward a Participatory and Risk-Limiting Approach to Neuroleptic Drugs
Following the many clinical studies of neuroleptic treatment and the resulting practice guidelines and algorithms that have been established by various psychiatric associations, there seems to be little room for considering other treatment concepts that...
It's a Crime: Reexamining the Successful Use of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Legal Defense to Child Sexual Assault in the Canadian Case of R. V. Borsch
This article discusses the 2006 Canadian case of R. v. Borsch in which posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was successfully used as the basis for an insanity defense in a child sexual assault case. It is argued that there is no scientific evidence of...
Mental Health Professionals as Pawns in Oppressive Practices: A Case Example concerning Psychologists' Involvement in the Denial of Education Rights to Roma/Gypsy Children
This article examines a 2006 European Court of Human Rights judgment concerning educational discrimination against Roma children in the Czech Republic and the involvement of educational psychologists in the case. The court held the school to be the proper...
Psychiatric Diagnosis as a Precursor to Research Difficulties in Mental Health
The starting point for most mental health research is psychiatric diagnosis. If diagnoses are controversial or unreliable, then the results of the research will be difficult to interpret and its value will be undercut. The most widely used system of...