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Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent

by Grace, E. Jackson MD (Author)




Book Description
-- Are patients aware of the fact that pharmacological therapies stress the
brain in ways which may prevent or postpone symptomatic and functional recovery
Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent is a critical appraisal of the medications
which an estimated 20% of Americans consume on a regular (and sometimes
involuntary) basis. It is the philosophically, epidemiologically, and
scientifically supported revelation of how and why psychiatry's drug therapies
have contributed to a standard of care which frequently does more to harm than
to cure. Extensively researched and documented, the book addresses: -- the
process by which psychiatric drugs reach the market -- the history and
philosophy of Evidence Based Medicine -- the common flaws in research
methodologies which negate the validity of the psychiatric RCT (Randomized
Controlled Trial) -- the problem of allostatic load (how drugs stress the body)
-- the history, long term effects, and utility of the drugs used to suppress
symptoms of depression, psychosis, inattention and hyperactivity -- the
effectiveness of alternatives to medication Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A
Guide for Informed Consent exposes the current crisis in medical ethics and
epistemology, and attempts to restore to psychiatry an authentically informed
consent to care.


Product Details

Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 26, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1420867423

 

 

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