Readings in Humanistic Psychiatry


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"Certainty is the realm of paranoids and fools. Of that much I'm certain."
  -- Kevin Turnquist, MD

Truly Insane? How to fix America’s broken mental health system

Chapters:

Defining the problem
An emerging model of mental illness
Implications of the emerging model
How do people recover from mental illness?
New models of psychiatrist-patient relationships
Why is it so hard to be around mentally ill people?
Where did the “Deinstitutionalization Movement” take us?
The neurobiology of housing
Basic principles for a new mental health system
Model communities for the mentally ill
Disincentives to system change
Conclusions

Psychiatric treatment in a new millennium

Problems with psychiatric diagnosis
Schizoaffective disorder: Confusion in psychiatric diagnosis reaches new heights
Medicating people with mental illnesses
Are we becoming a nation of depressives?
Understanding the new antidepressant medications
Is Evidence-Based medication treatment the answer?
Controlling other humans
Young adults and the Mental Health System
Obesity, bad driving, and our national character
New! 8/1/2013:
Discontinuing psychiatric medications
New frontiers in psychiatry
The neurobiology of loneliness

Back Ward

Vital links

The complete collection of New Yorker cartoons. As good as it gets for cartoon lovers.
A great source of candid information about psychiatric medications.
A wealth of up to date information on disorders, research, diagnosis, and treatments.
Contains evidence-based treatment algorithms for the major mental disorders.


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