Psychiatric misadventures

McHugh, Paul R.
September 1992
American Scholar;Fall92, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p497
Academic Journal
Offers a look at some of the disadvantages prevalent in the profession of psychiatry. Lacks easy access to proof of its proposals; Belief that psychiatrists are entitled to special privileges; Conspicuous direction of psychiatric practice; The precipitate dismissal of patients with severe, chronic mental disorders; Falsehood of claim that schizophrenic patients are in any sense living an alternative `life style'; Medical errors of oversimplification; More.


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