Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 3, 2008

Breaking out of the Mainstream: The Evolution of Peer Support Alternatives to the Mental Health System
The consumer/survivor/ex-patient (c/s/x) movement has been instrumental in the development of a variety of peer-support alternatives to traditional mental health services in both the United States in Canada. This article explores the role of the c/s/x...
Forgotten Practices and Sins of Omission
The idea is not at all new, but I would like to focus here on the thought that sins of omission are as unethical as sins of commission. Failure to use good practice is perhaps the least-obvious ethical sin. In some cases, what we know to do and do not...
Homicidal Ideation Causally Related to Therapeutic Medications
Five patients with hepatitis C (HCV), three of whom were treated with peginterferon alfa-2 (IFN) and two who were not treated with IFN, developed homicidal ideation (HI) during a 4-year period. Following accepted rules for determining causation, there...
Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications
Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications . Peter Breggin. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008, 400 pp., $26.95 (hardcover).Quite arguably, everybody knows what to expect from Peter Breggin. He'll detail the extensive...
The Reality of Persecutory Beliefs: Base Rate Information for Clinicians
When an individual describes persecution, how does one know whether this constitutes reality or a delusion? An erroneous clinical decision can lead to unnecessary treatment or lack of appropriate treatment. Knowledge of base rates of relevant events...

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