Humanizing Psychiatrists: Toward A Humane Psychiatry by Niall McLarenHumanizing Psychiatrists: Toward A Humane Psychiatry by Niall McLaren

Humanizing Psychiatrists: Toward A Humane Psychiatry

byNiall McLaren

Paperback | September 15, 2010

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The long-awaited final installment of the Biocognitive Model Series
Humanizing Psychiatists is the third of a series directed at developing theBiocognitive Model of Psychiatry as the replacement for the three nineteenth centurymodels of mental disorder, psychoanalysis, behaviorism and biological psychiatry.In this volume, the author continues to explore the logical status of theoriesused in psychiatry. He shows that Dennett's functionalism and Searle's biologicalnaturalism cannot be used as the basis for a theory for biological psychiatry.He argues that phenomenology is a valuable technique but can never form a genuinetheory. in addition, he shows how orthodox psychiatry uses its publishingindustry to suppress criticism of itself, which is a gross breach of scientific ethics.He then shows how his Biocognitive Model of Mind can be applied to clinical practicewith dramatic results.

Praise for Niall McLaren's Biocognitive Model of Mind
"This book is a tour de force. It demonstrates a tremendous amount of erudition,intelligence and application in the writer. It advances an interesting and plausiblemechanism for many forms of human distress. It is an important work thatdeserves to take its place among the classics in books about psychiatry."
--Robert Rich, PhD,

"Dr. McLaren brilliantly wields the sword of philosophy to refute the moderntheories of psychiatry with an analysis that is sharp and deadly. His own proposednovel theory could be the dawn of a new revolution in the medicine ofmental illness."
--Andrew R. Kaufman, MD Chief Resident of Emergency Psychiatry Duke University Medical Center

About the Author
Niall McLaren, M.D. is a psychiatrist practicing in Darwin, in the far north ofAustralia. He has long had an interest in the philosophical and logical status oftheories used in psychiatry.His work is radical in the extreme but he sees no optionif psychiatry is to move beyond its present status as an ideology and finallyinto the realm of the sciences.
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Title:Humanizing Psychiatrists: Toward A Humane PsychiatryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Loving Healing PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615990607

ISBN - 13:9781615990603

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