Psychiatry Beyond the Current Paradigm
“Psychiatry is not neurology; it is not a medicine of the brain. Although mental health problems undoubtedly have a biological dimension, in their very nature they reach beyond the brain to involve social, cultural and psychological dimensions. These cannot always be grasped through the epistemology of biomedicine. The mental life of humans is discursive in nature.”
A really great article in the British Journal of Psychiatry summing up what needs to change in Psychiatry as more and more people realize the value of ‘non-technical’ aspects to treatment and ‘disease’ conception (sort of the brain vs. mind concept).
(also a video of a lecture from one of the article’s authors, Dr. Pat Bracken, on the subject of psychiatric reform.)