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Humanizing Psychiatry: The Biocognitive Model
     

Humanizing Psychiatry: The Biocognitive Model

by Niall McLaren M.D.
 
Assailed from many directions, under constant attack for its reliance on "a drug for all problems" and increasingly unable to attract bright new trainees, the specialty is showing every sign of terminal decline. The reason is simple: modern psychiatry has no formal model of mental disorder to guide its daily practice, teaching and research. Unfortunately, the orthodox

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Assailed from many directions, under constant attack for its reliance on "a drug for all problems" and increasingly unable to attract bright new trainees, the specialty is showing every sign of terminal decline. The reason is simple: modern psychiatry has no formal model of mental disorder to guide its daily practice, teaching and research. Unfortunately, the orthodox psychiatrists who control this most conservative profession are utterly antagonistic to criticism. This book argues that their faith is entirely misplaced and contributing to the destruction of an essential part of civilized life, the fair and equitable treatment of people with mental disorders. The author offers a rational model of mental disorder which will have revolutionary consequences for psychiatry--and the mentally-afflicted.

Editorial Reviews

Paige Lovitt
Dr. McLaren has written an incredibly interesting and thought-provoking book on psychiatry. It is obvious a great deal of research and thought went into creating the biocognitive model that is extensively discussed in the book. I found reading this book incredibly interesting and also scary, because if we don't do something to correct the problems that we are faced with in Psychiatry, we will be in huge trouble, especially people who have mental health disorders.
Reader Views - Paige Lovitt
Dr. McLaren has written an incredibly interesting and thought-provoking book on psychiatry. It is obvious a great deal of research and thought went into creating the biocognitive model that is extensively discussed in the book. I found reading this book incredibly interesting and also scary, because if we don't do something to correct the problems that we are faced with in Psychiatry, we will be in huge trouble, especially people who have mental health disorders.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011859540
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
10/22/2010
Series:
Biocognitive Model Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The author is a psychiatrist of some 35 years standing. He writes philosophy in the bush outside Darwin, northern Australia, with his family as critics. For six years, while working in Western Australia, he was the world's most isolated psychiatrist.

For more information please visit www.FuturePsychiatry.com

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