Brain Evangelists: How Psychiatry Has Convinced Us to - download pdf or read online

By Gordon Warme MD

ISBN-10: 0995190607

ISBN-13: 9780995190603

In Brain Evangelists, popular psychiatrist Gordon Warme, MD, blows the whistle on sleek psychiatry. In impossible to resist, darkly a laugh prose, he argues that, within the lengthy heritage of drugs, organic and chemical "abnormalities" in psychiatric sufferers have by no means been pointed out. He insists that labels equivalent to schizophrenia and melancholy are deceptive metaphors that dehumanize sufferers and authorize psychiatrists to do the unthinkable: eliminate sufferers' civil rights, hospitalize with out warrant, and administer strong medicines opposed to sufferers' wills.

Provocatively, Warme doesn't carry the pharmaceutical liable for psychiatry's undesirable conduct. as an alternative, he says, we should always aspect the finger on the humans prescribing the drugs--psychiatrists. Weaving his strong argument with riveting anecdotes; cultural phenomena; and luminous references to historical myths, literature, and artwork, Warme demands a new psychiatry--one that rejects pseudo-science and outmoded ideologies. instead of focusing on superficial recommendation and quickly fixes, psychiatry should still, he says, pay attention to sufferers' darker tendencies. notably, this extraordinary e-book celebrates the complexity of the human psyche and self-knowledge as recovery--despite grim lifestyles carrying on with as always.

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