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Out Of Its Mind : Psychiatry In Crisis A Call For Reform - J. Allan Hobson

Out Of Its Mind

Psychiatry In Crisis A Call For Reform

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780738206851
Number Of Pages: 304

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While millions of patients with severe mental illnesses are neglected, those charged with caring for them are engaged in a troubling debate: Who should treat these patients-and how? On one side are psychoanalysts, on the other are pill-pushing psychiatrists. And on the fringe are neuroscientists, who are learning volumes about the brain but whose discoveries have largely been ignored. Truly, psychiatry is in crisis.In this important book, Harvard psychiatrist J. Allan Hobson and medical journalist Jonathan A. Leonard explore the roots of this predicament and propose, for the first time, the development of a more balanced approach to treatment-neurodynamics-that bridges the worlds of biomedicine, therapy, and neuroscience. Written with passion and informed by decades of experience, Out of Its Mind shows a clear path to reviving psychiatry, providing sound care for millions, and realizing humanity's ancient dream of treating not just the mind or brain alone, but both together.

Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Psychiatry's Lost Mind
The Unfinished Revolutionp. 3
Out of Bedlamp. 19
Psychiatry's Risep. 37
Psychiatry's Downfallp. 49
Finding the Mind's Brain
Consciousness: The Master Magician and the Waterfallp. 71
Sleep and the Dance of Dreamsp. 101
Mapping Inner Space: New Models of Mental Order and Disorderp. 119
Psychiatry and the Brain
Anxiety and the Fear Machinep. 135
Searching for Doctor Doomp. 159
The Land of Voicesp. 179
Prescription for a New Psychiatry
Rescue and Resuscitationp. 209
Neurodynamics: Toward a New Psychologyp. 223
The Road to Reform: What Can Be Done Now?p. 247
Notesp. 269
Selected Sourcesp. 271
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780738206851
ISBN-10: 0738206857
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.85  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1