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The prospect that the psychiatric profession has hurt rather than helped many of its patients is incredibly disheartening; however, wrong diagnoses and improper treatment are all too common errors within the field. Author Rene Muller presents a revealing look into how psychiatry has failed a great majority of patients, all the while recognizing the valiant efforts made by psychiatrists who maintain their integrity and serve their patients well. The result is an enlightening critique of the profession-one that pits criticism of psychiatry's current biological reduction and exaggerated promises against the accumulated wisdom of a profession that has struggled for a century and a half to understand and help those with mental illness.
Rene J. Muller has evaluated over 3,000 psychiatric patients in the emergency room and recounted the stories told to him there in numerous articles for Psychiatric Times, the most widely read psychiatric publication in North America. In 2003, a compilation of these articles was published as Psych ER: Psychiatric Patients Come to the Emergency Room (Analytic Press, 2003).
Preface. Seeing Through the Illusion of Biological Psychiatry. How Psychiatry Lost the Mind and Went Brain Dead. The Brain Cannot Account for What We Think, Feel, and Do. The Lost Art of Psychiatric Diagnosis. A Blatant Misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia. How Psychiatry Created an Epidemic of Misdiagnosed Bipolar Disorder. Willing Psychotic Symptoms. How Psychiatry Does Depression Wrong. Saving Psychiatry from the Brain. Doing Psychiatry Right. Epilogue - A Man, Crippled by Anxiety, Who Was Previously Misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder: Therapy Leading to Structural Change.
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