Psychotherapy at the Crossroads

Weil, Andrew
January 2012
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p44
The article presents a reprint from the book "Spontaneous Happiness," by Andrew Weil. It examines the obsoleteness and disservice of mainstream psychiatric medicine, including the biomedical model of mental health. It mentions George Engel, psychiatry professor at University of Rochester in New York, and Otto Loewi, a German pharmacologist who studied neurons. It proposes an integrative model of mental health which considers the correlations between neurotransmitter and mood disorder imbalances.


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