Doing Psychiatry Wrong: A Critical and Prescriptive Look at a Faltering Profession / Edition 1

Doing Psychiatry Wrong: A Critical and Prescriptive Look at a Faltering Profession / Edition 1

by Rene J. Muller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881634697

ISBN-13: 9780881634693

Pub. Date: 07/10/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The prospect that the psychiatric profession has hurt rather than helped many of its patients is incredibly disheartening; however, wrong diagnoses and improper treatment are all too common errors within the field.

Author René Muller presents a revealing look into how psychiatry has failed a great majority of patients, all the while recognizing the

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Overview

The prospect that the psychiatric profession has hurt rather than helped many of its patients is incredibly disheartening; however, wrong diagnoses and improper treatment are all too common errors within the field.

Author René Muller presents a revealing look into how psychiatry has failed a great majority of patients, all the while recognizing the valiant efforts made by psychiatrists who maintain their integrity and serve their patients well. The result is an enlightening critique of the profession—one that pits criticism of psychiatry's current biological reduction and exaggerated promises against the accumulated wisdom of a profession that has struggled for a century and a half to understand and help those with mental illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881634693
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Seeing Through the Illusion of Biological Psychiatry. How Psychiatry Lost the Mind and Went Brain Dead. The Brain Cannot Account for What We Think, Feel, and Do. The Lost Art of Psychiatric Diagnosis. A Blatant Misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia. How Psychiatry Created an Epidemic of Misdiagnosed Bipolar Disorder. Willing Psychotic Symptoms. How Psychiatry Does Depression Wrong. Saving Psychiatry from the Brain. Doing Psychiatry Right. Epilogue - A Man, Crippled by Anxiety, Who Was Previously Misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder: Therapy Leading to Structural Change.

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