Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, 2011

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America. Robert Whitaker. New York: Crown Publishers, 2010, 404 pp., $26.00 (hardcover).Although we have the same last name, the author of Anatomy...
Compassionate Confrontation Psychotherapy: An Effective and Humanistic Alternative to Biological Psychiatry for Adolescents in Crisis
Compassionate confrontation psychotherapy (CCP) is effective for gifted students who act out in dangerous ways. In comparison to other group psychotherapy orientations, compassionate confrontation can initially appear radical and harsh, and needs to...
Epilepsy and Media: Implications for Those Whose Role Is to Educate
A diagnosis of epilepsy is all encompassing. It affects the ability of the individual to be recognized and be considered worthy as a member of society. The continued use of the labels of "disease" and "handicap" evidences the reality of stigma and discrimination...
Intricacies, Complexities, and Limitations of Research on Autism Treatments: An Examination of Seven Treatment Approaches
Part 1 of this article, published in Volume 12, Issue 2, probed factors associated with autism. Many of those factors had to do with how toxic substances are polluting our environment. Investigative chicanery involving one neurotoxic agent in particular...
Learning and the Value of Debate
I remember the dismay that I experienced as I encountered the level of contentiousness that seemed to characterize my doctoral classes. It was unnerving to discover that most of my fellow students were given to fairly intense debate over virtually every...
Reanalyzing a Randomized Controlled Trial of Combination Antidepressant Treatment with Mirtazapine: Confidence Intervals Suggest Substantial Uncertainty
This article subjects a randomized controlled trial (RCT) published in the American Journal of Psychiatry to a methodological and statistical critique, including a reanalysis of the effect size statistics presented. The published trial tested the use...
Unarmed and Dangerous: The Holistic Preparation of Soldiers for Combat
Within the U.S. military, incidents of suicide and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continue to escalate unabated despite efforts to provide reactive, posttrauma treatment. A new focus on proactive, preemptive physical, mental, and moral/ethical...
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