Humanizing Psychiatists is the third of a series directed at developing the
Biocognitive Model of Psychiatry as the replacement for the three nineteenth century
models of mental disorder, psychoanalysis, behaviorism and biological psychiatry.
In this volume, the author continues to explore the logical status of theories
used in psychiatry. He shows that Dennett's functionalism and Searle's biological
naturalism 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 genuine
theory. in addition, he shows how orthodox psychiatry uses its publishing
industry 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 practice
with 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 plausible
mechanism for many forms of human distress. It is an important work that
deserves to take its place among the classics in books about psychiatry."
--Robert Rich, PhD, AnxietyAndDepression-Help.com
"Dr. McLaren brilliantly wields the sword of philosophy to refute the modern
theories of psychiatry with an analysis that is sharp and deadly. His own proposed
novel theory could be the dawn of a new revolution in the medicine of
--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 of
Australia. He has long had an interest in the philosophical and logical status of
theories used in psychiatry.His work is radical in the extreme but he sees no option
if psychiatry is to move beyond its present status as an ideology and finally
into the realm of the sciences.
For more information please visit www.NiallMcLaren.com
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...I have to admire McLaren for pushing aside empty rhetoric and faulty thinking to come to common sense basic truths about the human condition. I fear his profession will not listen to him, but that does not lessen the value of his arguments.Read Full Review of Humanizing Psychiatrists: Tow... | See more reviews from Blog Critics