Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, 2012

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controversial Diagnosis
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had its origins in the diagnosis of hyperkinesis or the hyperkinetic reaction of childhood (HRC) that was developed in the 1960s in the United States as a replacement for minimal brain dysfunction (MBD;...
Beat Depression the Drug Free Way: Getting Better by Breaking the Myths
Beat Depression the Drug Free Way: Getting Better by Breaking the Myths. Ian White. $27.00, (ebook), http://www.depressioninbalance.com/This informative book is aimed at a broad range of readers; hence, a title that does little to reflect the high quality...
Debunking the Science Behind Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as a "Brain Disorder"
This article is a reaction to the following three statements that were included in a brochure published by Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Celltech Pharmaceuticals:"ADD/ADHD is generally considered a neuro-chemical...
Nutritional Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pediatric Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Increasing prevalence rates of pediatric and adolescent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), concerns over the safety and efficacy of psychostimulants, and fears about long-term use of psychostimulants have led many parents to seek alternative...
Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine
Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine. Thomas Szasz, Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2011, 105 pp., $19.95 (hardcover)In Szasz Under Fire, Szasz is given the opportunity to reply to a dozen well-reasoned critiques and detractions...
The Risks Associated with Stimulant Medication Use in Child and Adolescent Populations Diagnosed with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Throughout human history, psychiatric dysfunction in child and adolescent populations has been rare. However, over the last 2 decades, psychiatric diagnoses have reached epidemic proportions-particularly in the United States. Currently, attention-deficit/hyperactivity...
The Social Construction and Reframing of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
In this article, I integrate research in social construct theory, the medicalization of attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and strengths-based theory to propose a change in the way American society negatively labels and interacts with people...
Why Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Is Not a True Medical Syndrome
Critics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have repeatedly argued that there is no proof for the condition being symptomatic of an organic brain disease and that the current "ADHD epidemic" is an expression of medicalization. To this,...

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