Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer

Beware the Borderline Tightrope
I narrate the story of how I was reduced from a fully employed, capable mother to a person alone and destitute following extensive hospitalization. Interactions with treatment professionals are recounted and analyzed to provide insight into how relationship...
Latinos and Electroconvulsive Therapy: Implications for Treatment, Research, and Reform in Texas and Beyond
No literature exists concerning the implications of using electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of Latinos. Given the large and increasing Latino population in the United States, the contentious history of ECT, and the possible differences...
Mental Illness or Rebellion?
The rate of emotional difficulties and self-destructive behaviors has increased since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, with dramatic deterioration in the last generation. In attempting to understand root causes of our malaise, common sense tells...
Methylphenidate-Induced Neuropathology in the Developing Rat Brain: Implications for Humans
Imagine the following experiment. Researchers administer a certain drug to young rats, and subsequently find that the drug has harmful long-term effects. This straightforward experiment has been done numerous times with numerous drugs. It is common for...
Nonpsychiatry: An Alternative to Contemporary Mental Health Work
The central theme of this article is nonpsychiatry. The implication of this term is illustrated in the mental health system and its significance is shown as an alternative to the established psychiatry. The article differentiates between genetic and...
Screening for Mental Illness: The Merger of Eugenics and the Drug Industry
The implementation of a recommendation by the President's New Freedom Commission (NFC) to screen the entire United States population-children first-for presumed, undetected, mental illness is an ill-conceived policy destined for disastrous consequences....
The Meaning of Mind: Language, Morality, and Neuroscience
The Meaning of Mind: Language, Morality, and Neuroscience. Thomas Szasz. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996, 182 pp., $19.95.Most of the weight of Thomas Szasz's attack on the myth of mental illness has, at least in his more recent works (e.g., 1987, 2001),...
The Risk Society and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Critical Social Research Analysis concerning the Development and Social Impact of the ADHD Diagnosis
This article reports the findings of a research study that used a critical social research methodology to review the increase in use of the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conceptualized the phenomenon within a theoretical...

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