Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009

A Social Theory and Treatment of Depression
This article outlines a theory of depression and the rudiments of a treatment plan. It builds upon my earlier study of interviews in a mental hospital and the work of the psychologist Helen Block Lewis. Theory: Recursive shame-based spirals may be the...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Valid Medical Condition or Culturally Constructed Myth?
Over the last decade, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses have increased dramatically in the United States. This unprecedented increase in ADHD across America has prompted scholars from various fields to question the scientific...
Rejection of Psychotropic Medicine and DSM-IV Nomenclature Produce Positive Outcomes for Gifted, Alienated, and Dually Diagnosed John Dewey Academy Students Who Were Self-Destructive: Part I
This is the first installment of a two-part article that describes the rejection of psychotropic medication and DSM-IV nomenclature at The John Dewey Academy (JDA), which has proven to be extremely effective for gifted, dually diagnosed, and unmotivated...
Science and the Psychiatric Publishing Industry
Objective: An empirical examination of the scientific status of psychiatry. Method and Results: Analysis of the publications policy of the major English-language psychiatric journals shows that no journal meets the minimum criteria for a scientific publishing...
Semantics, Sullied Science, and the Federal Drug Administration
While reading the 2nd edition of Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry by Peter Breggin, MD (2008), I was once again impressed with the care he takes to distinguish real investigatory science compared to the science of the new psychiatry in professional...
The Empathic Ward: Reality and Resistance in Mental Health Reform
This article provides perspective on our experiment to change a psychiatric hospital ward from reliance on drug therapy to psychological treatment. Resistances to the change took many forms, including delaying publication of the results for nearly a...
The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder
The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder . Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, 312 pp., $31.95 (hardcover).Beginning with the 1980 publication of the American...

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