Humanizing Psychiatrists by Niall McLaren M.D.
Toward A Humane Psychiatry

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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.
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Synopsis

The long-awaited final installment of the Biocognitive Model Series

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

mental 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 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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Published September 24, 2010 by Future Psychiatry Press. 290 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Tyler Tichelaar on Apr 14 2013

...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.

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