An Introduction to Psychiatry
... Functional conditions have usually been
attributed to some kind of psychological
stress, although in many cases it would be
more honest to say that their cause is not
As knowledge advances, some ‘functional’
conditions are likely to be reclassified as
‘organic’ (as currently may be happening f ...
War, empire and the psychological subject
... homeless children in post-war Europe. The result was Maternal Care and Mental Health
published in 1951. His main conclusions, that ‘the infant and young child should experience
Dr. Hyla Cass: First Do No Harm
... Updated: 2010-05-19: Psychiatrist Hyla Cass describes how most psychiatrists simply label patients
mentally ill based solely on symptoms and put them on dangerous and addictive drugs, instead of
doing complete physical examinations to find and treat underlying medical conditions which can
manifest a ...
... 280 BC Theophrastus: 28 types of personalities or temperaments
270 BC First Psychiatric Hospital (Bagdad)
1247 Bethlam Hospital Funded (First Psych patient in 1930) today
WPA forensic slides short - World Psychiatric Association
... • Punishment requires ‘guilty mind’, i.e. ability to form
intent to commit crime
• Someone with severe mental disorder may be ‘insane’,
i.e. not guilty due to their disorder
• McNaughten rules for insanity – used in common law
countries - At the time of the act the defendant was:
– “labouring under ...
A Brief History of Psychiatry: Evolving Paradigms
... Why care about the history of psychiatry?
Our discipline is controversial
We are relatively young and rapidly evolving
We have many critics with disparate points of
view. Why don’t they like us?
We need to be able to critically view ourselves
Historical perspective locally as well as globally
An out ...
Psychiatry - Auckland Doctors
... Organic pyschiatry: the psychological consequences of cerebral disorder (WA
APA Textbook of Neuropsychiatry (APA Press)
An Introduction to the Psychotherapies (S Bloch)
Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice (Glen Gabbard)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems: A Pract ...
HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
... In 1967, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was admitted to McLean psychiatric hospital for eighteen months. Twentyfive years later, when she came to write her memoir Girl, Interrupted, Kaysen made a legal request for her case files and
discovered she had been diagnosed with ‘borderline personality’. ...
... history and list of medications should be documented. If available, substantiating or conflicting data should
be obtained from family members or other acquaintances.
(3) Physical Exam and other studies
All patients should have vital signs taken and receive a physical examination based on review of s ...
... The RANZCP welcomes the release of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s (ACSQHC)
Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation (the Atlas) and the insight this significant body of work offers.
We have reviewed the mental health chapter of the Atlas with great interest, and we ...
Mental Illness — Comprehensive Evaluation or Checklist?
... understanding it. Clinicians need
some heuristic concept of its nature, grasped in terms of cause
or mechanism, to render it intelligible and to justify their actions
in practice and research.
The editors of the DSM-5 indicate that the new edition will
provide new categories of disorders, alter some ...
... Practical information for US-trained psychiatrists is given
in a concise chapter entitled Psychiatric Education, which
contains a new section on examining psychiatrists and
trainees. A chapter on Ethics and Forensic Psychiatry deals
with a range of relevant topics, including confidentiality,
and bou ...
What are the diagnostic criteria for PTSD?
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editorial disaster, mental health and rescuing medical professionals
... amount of fear and uncertainty among those who
were not directly affected by this disaster. Print
media reported the contributions made by mental
health professionals and others in helping the victims
coming to terms with the consequences of the
disaster but the important issue which needs attention ...
Mental Illness and Sexual Abuse Behind Bars
... eople with mental illnesses
are drastically overrepresented in
U.S. prisons and jails. In a recent
study, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that 36 percent of prisoners and 43 percent of jail inmates had
a mental health disorder.1 A person with
a serious mental health problem is more
Portraits of Mental Illness
... Hornbacher, M. (2006). Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. New York: Harper Collins .
Jamison, K. R. (1996). An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness . New York City: Vintage.
Nash, J. F. (2005, April 10). Glimpsing inside a beautiful mind. (S. Hegarty, Interviewer)
Nash, J. F. (n.d.). I ...
futurePsych - Royal College of Psychiatrists
... been limited studies conversion disorder is believed to be seen more frequently in societies where displays of emotion
are discouraged and also in sections of society lacking in power, for example women. This could explain the
‘hysterical woman’ commonly seen in historial literature and the perc ...
... 42 year old, h/o “hearing voices” for 17 years, diagnosis of
paranoid schizophrenia, had few very long admissions into
psychiatric hospitals, no improvement in symptoms, diagnosis
reviewed to BPD 3 years ago before discharging from
psychiatric services. Banned from GP practice, frequent
attendee a ...
Forensic Patient Population in NSW
... mental illness or ‘mental condition’ for which
treatment is available in a mental health
Treatment plan that can be enforced by the
Section 33 allows for diversion from criminal
justice system to psychiatric inpatient units
Need to be a ‘mentally ill person’ as per
Section 14 of the M ...
The Possible Threats of Labeling in a Psychiatric Context
... field of psychiatry greatly benefits from more evidence-based
practice . However, regardless of these benefits, I would like
to point out that there are possible negative consequences which
need to be addressed, and taken into account by clinicians,
governments, insurance companies and the media ...
Henderson_NAMI_2013 - NAMI Massachusetts
... He recounted his mother’s struggle with alcoholism and his problems with
addiction, as well as his Aunt Rosemary’s intellectual disability,
within his own family mental illness and substance abuse were “the elephant in
the living room that no one talked about.”
And he recalled how during his politic ...
St. Anthony Geriatric Diagnostic Center
... This clinic provides patients with medication evaluations and follow-up visits conducted by a
psychiatrist. Evaluations are provided for adults (age 17+) and senior adults. Psychiatrists are available
for appointments Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call the office during
Political abuse of psychiatry
Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatry, including diagnosis, detention, and treatment, for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals in a society. In other words, abuse of psychiatry including one for political purposes is deliberate action of getting citizens certified, who, because of their mental condition, need neither psychiatric restraint nor psychiatric treatment. Psychiatrists have been involved in human rights abuses in states across the world when the definitions of mental disease were expanded to include political disobedience. As scholars have long argued, governmental and medical institutions code menaces to authority as mental diseases during political disturbances. Nowadays, in many countries, political prisoners are sometimes confined and abused in mental institutions. Psychiatric confinement of sane people is a particularly pernicious form of repression.Psychiatry possesses a built-in capacity for abuse that is greater than in other areas of medicine. The diagnosis of mental disease allows the state to hold persons against their will and insist upon therapy in their interest and in the broader interests of society. In addition, receiving a psychiatric diagnosis can in itself be regarded as oppressive. In a monolithic state, psychiatry can be used to bypass standard legal procedures for establishing guilt or innocence and allow political incarceration without the ordinary odium attaching to such political trials. The use of hospitals instead of jails prevents the victims from receiving legal aid before the courts, makes indefinite incarceration possible, discredits the individuals and their ideas. In that manner, whenever open trials are undesirable, they are avoided.Examples of political abuse of the power, entrusted in physicians and particularly psychiatrists, are abundant in history and seen during the Nazi era and the Soviet rule when political dissenters were labeled as “mentally ill” and subjected to inhumane “treatments.” In the period from the 1960s up to 1986, abuse of psychiatry for political purposes was reported to be systematic in the Soviet Union, and occasional in other Eastern European countries such as Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. The practice of incarceration of political dissidents in mental hospitals in Eastern Europe and the former USSR damaged the credibility of psychiatric practice in these states and entailed strong condemnation from the international community. Political abuse of psychiatry also takes place in the People's Republic of China. Psychiatric diagnoses such as the diagnosis of ‘sluggish schizophrenia’ in political dissidents in the USSR were used for political purposes.