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Hippocrates Cried: The Decline of American Psychiatry

ISBN : 9780199948062

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¥5,995
Author: 
Michael Alan Taylor
Pages
296 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
162 x 237 mm
Pub date
May 2013
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Hippocrates Cried offers an eye-witness account of the decline of American psychiatry by an experienced psychiatrist and researcher. Arguing that patients with mental disorders are no longer receiving the care they need, Dr. Taylor suggest that modern psychiatrists in the U.S. rely too heavily on the DSM, a diagnostic tool that fails to properly diagnose many cases of mental disorder and often neglects important conditions or symptoms. American psychiatry has come to reflect simplistic algorithms forged by pharmaceutical companies, rather than true scientific methodology. Few professionals have a working knowledge of psychopathology outside of what is outlined in the DSM, and more mental health patients are being treated by primary care physicians than ever before. Dr. Tayler creates a passionate yet scholarly account of this issue. For psychiatrists and researchers, this book is a plea for help. Combining personal vignettes and informative data, it creates a powerful illustration of a medical field in turmoil. For the general reader, Hippocrates Cried will provide a fresh perspective on an issue that rarely receives the attention it requires. This book strips American psychiatry of its modern misconceptions and seeks to save a form of medicine no longer rooted in science.

Index: 

Introduction
Hippocrates
The Hippocratic Oaths
The Patient Vignettes
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: The Origins of Indignation
Chapter 2: First do no Harm
Chapter 3: Free of Injustice and Mischief
Chapter 4: For the benefit of the Sick
Chapter 5: Peeves
Chapter 6: Extinction of the U.S. Psychiatry as We Know ItL Survival of the Fit
Chapter 7: Back to the Future: The Once and Future King
Notes
Reference List
Index

About the author: 

Michael A. Taylor, MD, lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he works as an adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. He previously worked as professor emeritus at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Illinois. He was founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and also worked as professor, chairman, and director at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Chicago Medical School. He established and directed the psychiatry residency-training program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College.

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