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Hippocrates cried : the decline of American psychiatry

Author: Michael Alan Taylor
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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"Hippocrates Cried offers an eye-witness account of the decline of American psychiatry by an internationally-known neuropsychiatrist. Arguing that patients with mental disorders are no longer receiving the care they need, Taylor details how psychiatrists in the U.S. rely too heavily on the DSM, a diagnostic tool that he shows neglects important conditions or symptoms thus failing to properly identify many patients  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Alan Taylor
ISBN: 9780199948062 0199948062
OCLC Number: 809978145
Description: xxii, 272 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The origins of indignation --
First do no harm --
Free of injustice and mischief --
For the benefit of the sick --
Peeves --
Extinction of U.S. psychiatry as we know it: survival of the fit --
Back to the future: the once and future king.
Other Titles: Decline of American psychiatry
Responsibility: Michael Alan Taylor.
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"Hippocrates Cried offers an eye-witness account of the decline of American psychiatry by an internationally-known neuropsychiatrist. Arguing that patients with mental disorders are no longer receiving the care they need, Taylor details how psychiatrists in the U.S. rely too heavily on the DSM, a diagnostic tool that he shows neglects important conditions or symptoms thus failing to properly identify many patients with mental illness. According to Dr. Taylor, American psychiatry has come to reflect simplistic algorithms forged by pharmaceutical companies, rather than true scientific methodology. Few mental health professionals have a working knowledge of psychopathology outside of what is outlined in the DSM, and most psychiatric patients are treated by primary care physicians and non-physicians, pressuring psychiatry toward extinction. Dr. Taylor creates a passionate yet scholarly account of this issue. For psychiatrists and researchers, this book is a plea for help. Combining personal vignettes and informative data, it creates a powerful illustration of a medical field in turmoil. For the general reader, Hippocrates Cried will provide a fresh perspective on an issue that rarely receives the attention it requires. This book strips American psychiatry of its modern misconceptions and seeks to save a form of medicine no longer rooted in science"--

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