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Humanizing Psychiatrists - Toward a Humane Psychiatry

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"Humanizing Psychiatrists - Toward A Humane Psychiatry" is Dr. Niall McLaren's latest book. It is his third book and a follow up to the first two, "Humanizing Madness" and "Humanizing Psychiatry". Dr. McLaren is a psychiatrist from Australia who is on his own crusade to educate people about what he calls, "psychiatry unleashed" in reference to biopsychiatry - the Pharma-motivated pseudo-science of mental illness as a "brain disorder". Does psychiatry have a future? Dr. McLaren describes his work this way on his YouTube Channel: "I write philosophical papers on the status of psychiatry and have now published three books which summarise my work. These show that modern psychiatry does not have a rational basis and therefore fails as a science. It is the only medical specialty that doesn't have a rational model of the nature of the disorders it treats. I've also shown how a proper model of mental disorder should be assembled, starting with a partial resolution of the mind-body problem. This leads to a rational model of mental disorder, and thence to forms of treatment. My work shows that biological psychiatry is not scientific and never can be. This includes modern drug management, the emphasis on the physical and chemical state of the brain, as well as the entire system of classification of mental disorders in DSM-IV and will soon appear in DSM-5. Strangely enough, my colleagues don't like being told they are not practicing a scientific form of psychiatry. I don't understand that. Science progresses by criticising the prevailing model, but orthodox psychiatry does its best to suppress critical work." Visit psychewhisperer.com for a direct link to his youtube channel and website and to purchase his books as well. This show is 90 minutes long not 15 minutes.