behaviorism and mental health

Phil Hickey is a licensed psychologist, presently retired. Who has worked in clinical and managerial positions in the mental health, corrections, and addictions fields in the United States and England. Phil is married and has four grown children.
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The more acutely and tellingly psychiatry is criticized, the more adamantly it defends its concepts and practices. But it seldom addresses the actual criticisms, relying instead on spin and on the endless regurgitation of the same tired old assertions: "we're real doctors; we treat real illnesses; our treatments are effective; and we deserve more respect." I have personally heard physicians make negative comments about psychiatry, but these have always been directed against the…

Can patients with schizophrenia recover without medication? A new study suggests that long term recovery sans medication is possible.

The expansion of psychiatry's concepts and practices into the criminal justice arena is also entirely consistent with psychiatry's definition of "mental illness", as embracing every significant problem of thinking, feeling, and/or behaving.  According to psychiatry, crime – any crime – is a symptom of a mental illness, with all its implications of powerlessness and non-accountability.

Harrow & Jobe have a new article coming out: Does long-term treatment of schizophrenia with antipsychotic medications facilitate recovery? Or hinder it?

My Response To Dr. Pies

A Proposed Mental Health School Program On September the Wisconsin State Journal posted an article online. It’s called County Executive Joe Parisi proposes new mental health program for county school district, and was written by Andrea Anderson.

ECT:  Safe and Effective for Agitation and Aggression in Cases of Dementia?

ECT: Safe and Effective for Agitation and Aggression in Cases of Dementia?

Book Review:  A Disease Called Childhood, by Marilyn Wedge

psychiatry’s concepts are spurious destructive and disempowering, attempts to divide and conquer the anti-psychiatry movement

Psychiatric Diagnoses are Just Labels:  Re-wordings of the Presenting Problem

psychiatry’s concepts are spurious destructive and disempowering, attempts to divide and conquer the anti-psychiatry movement

A few days ago, I received notification via Tweetdeck that my handle (@BigPhilHickey) had appeared in a Twitter conversation between one of my Twitter followers and Samei Huda, MD.  My follower had mentioned me, and had pointed out that I critique  “… the ideas, value systems, politics, practice etc of psychiatry…”  To which Dr. Huda replied:  “he hates psychiatry and gets its concepts wrong. Anyway I am busy today so will have to ciao :-) “  Samei Huda is a British psychiatrist who…

psychiatry’s concepts spurious and disempowering

Benzodiazepines:  Miracle Drugs?

psychiatry’s concepts are spurious destructive and disempowering, attempts to divide and conquer the anti-psychiatry movement

The way we were brought up and now

They Call This “Help”: One Man’s Tears and the Horrors of Canadian Institutional Psychiatry

Psychiatric Drugs and Mass Murder

psychiatry’s concepts are spurious destructive and disempowering, attempts to divide and conquer the anti-psychiatry movement

So, to set the record straight:  Dr. Frances’s rebuttal did not address a single issue from the David Rothman report, and his tweeted claim that the rebuttal set the record straight is nothing short of fanciful.

psychiatry’s concepts are spurious destructive and disempowering, attempts to divide and conquer the anti-psychiatry movement

You Are Stronger Than What You Think

They Call This “Help”: One Man’s Tears and the Horrors of Canadian Institutional Psychiatry

A Disease or a Decision? My Journey From Pain to Peace.

They Call This “Help”: One Man’s Tears and the Horrors of Canadian Institutional Psychiatry

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