A Behavioral Approach to Mental Disorders

Psychiatry Interrogated, (ed. Bonnie Burstow), Palgrave Macmillan:  A Book Review – Mental Health Article

I have recently read Psychiatry Interrogated, subtitled “An Institutional Ethnography Anthology”.  Ethnography is the branch of anthropology that deals with the systematic study of individual cultures.  Institutional ethnography (IE), according to Wikipedia, is  “a method of social research [that]… explores the social relations that structure people’s everyday lives, specifically by looking at the ways that people interact with one another in the context of social institutions (school, marriage, work, for example) and understanding how those interactions are institutionalized…For the institutional…

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The “Essential Principles” of Psychiatric Practice: More Psychiatric Cheerleading – Mental Health Article

In the May 2018 issue of Current Psychiatry, there’s an editorial by Henry Nasrallah, MD.  Dr. Nasrallah is a highly renowned psychiatrist, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  He is also chair of the St. Louis University Department of Psychiatry. Here’s the opening paragraph of the article. “As the end of the academic year approaches, I always think of one last message to send to the freshly minted psychiatrists who will complete their 4 years of post-MD training. This year,…

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