academic psychiatry

Conceptual Competence in Psychiatry: Recommendations for Education and Training

This paper by Awais Aftab and G. Scott Waterman has been published in Academic Psychiatry. It begins: “It has been recognized since the early days of modern psychiatry that conceptual and philosophical questions are intimately tied to more practical and clinical…
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Unconventional Views About Mental Health

“I am very concerned that senior, powerful, psychiatrists are trying to silence those who are vocal regarding psychotropic medications, and psychiatry’s ’medical model’. These issues can’t be ignored. Academic Psychiatry should acknowledge when new research raises serious issues (like withdrawal…
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Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

Psychiatry Under the Influence has been written by Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove. The publishers say that this book “investigates how the influence of pharmaceutical money and guild interests has corrupted the behavior of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry during the past…
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