Out Of Its Mind by J. Allan Hobson
Psychiatry In Crisis

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While millions of patients with severe mental illnesses are neglected, those charged with caring for them are engaged in a troubling debate: Who should treat these patients-and how? On one side are psychoanalysts, on the other are pill-pushing psychiatrists. And on the fringe are neuroscientists, who are learning volumes about the brain but whose discoveries have largely been ignored. Truly, psychiatry is in crisis.In this important book, Harvard psychiatrist J. Allan Hobson and medical journalist Jonathan A. Leonard explore the roots of this predicament and propose, for the first time, the development of a more balanced approach to treatment-neurodynamics-that bridges the worlds of biomedicine, therapy, and neuroscience. Written with passion and informed by decades of experience, Out of Its Mind shows a clear path to reviving psychiatry, providing sound care for millions, and realizing humanity's ancient dream of treating not just the mind or brain alone, but both together.
 

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Published May 9, 2002 by Basic Books. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Hippocrates, in the fifth century B.C., declared that mental illness was a medical problem based on an organic dysfunction of the brain, which could best be addressed with oral remedies.

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Hobson and Leonard offer concrete remedies for what ails mental health care today, such as a complete overhaul of psychiatric training, better working relationships between mental hospitals and other social service agencies and the bringing of key elements of mental hospital treatment to prisons.

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