Modern day psychiatry is doing a disservice to humanity. It is not dealing with the epidemic of unhappiness. It is configured as such that it unable to and incapable of helping mankind by reducing its suffering from unhappiness. Most psychiatric diagnoses are arbitrarily 'operationalised' into 'clinical' and 'non-clinical' syndromes. Unless it is clinical, it is non clinical, regardless of someone's subjective suffering. This book challenges these constructs and calls for remedies to address this artificial distortion. This book challenges modern medicine and contemporary psychiatry to unshackle psychiatrists from artificially restricted roles as 'scientific' medical men. Psychiatrists are invited to review thier roles and explore if they are able to become locality healers of emotional pain and suffering; using effective modern medicines freely and as first-line treatments, alongside all types of social, traditional, alternative, spiritual, psychological and medicinal interventions as local 'elders', 'gurus' ' and 'wise men and wise women'. Unhappiness is widespread that this restrictive role for psychiatrists, who are completely different from other physicians and surgeons, makes them limit their potential benefit to society. They are different by virtue of dealing with the whole human, yet they are not really 'whole-istic'. They cannot ever imagine to be 'Holistic' when they are shackled in this artificially restrictive professional bind of wanting to be 'scientific'. This book challenges psychiatrist to see their role as far bigger, far more artistic and humanistic than solely scientific.
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Dr Mohammad Akmal Makhdum was born in Multan. He studied at Central Model School, Government College and King Edward Medical College, Lahore. After training in Psychiatry in Cambridge, he moved to Islamabad and worked with the capital authority health services. After invitation to work as psychiatrist, he moved to England. He is in part time private practice now and lives in Essex with his wife and four grown up children. He co-authored Churchill’s Pocketbook of Psychiatry, wrote Meeras-e-Momin, a book of Urdu poetry, Alexander the [Not So] Great, Malignant Unhappiness and Machiavelli-a Misunderstood Philosopher. Other books of Urdu poetry and English essays are under print.