Portal talk:Psychiatry

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Patients die from poor care; families don't hear full story --Remi 03:52, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


Challenge to Mental Health Legitimacy[edit source]

I find that the recent shift to a recovery orientation amazing, in that there has always been a laypersons cliché that when a person is behaving in manner that is strange or different another person might say “that person needs help” which implies that the person can receive help. The term “recovery” as in “recovery from a psychiatric disorder” would then imply that this person has received in what is called in laypersons terms as “help.” If you are with me so far, then would not clinical psychology, when evaluating itself as an institution through the recovery perspective see it self as only being about institutionalization, abnormal psychology see itself about the abnormality, (i.e. pathology) and it well being known that psychosocial treatments (a.k.a. termed as psychosocial rehabilitation or psychiatric rehabilitation) are not a part of psychiatry, but more of a social work or behavioral health service technology? Does this not leave room for the study of the phenomena or the experience in a psychological behavioral context termed as being “recovery?”--Recovery Psychology 13:25, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

"Off-label medicine combinations are the predominant treatment in survey of schizophrenics"[edit source]

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-09/plos-omc090808.php