Concepts of psychiatry and psychopathology
In this selection of posts from Psychology Today, Nassir Ghaemi discusses ideas in psychiatry, such as the harmful effects of postmodernist assumptions, and psychopathology, such as the invalidity of the concept of narcissism, and the experience of what it means to recover from psychiatric illness.
Table of Contents:
CONCEPTS OF PSYCHIATRY
The consequences of truth: Postmodernism and American psychiatry
Is it all relative?
Passion-based medicine: Science-hatred gone wild
Where are the new ideas? Observations on academia
Suddenly I was just watching a movie
Life events and mood: What's cause? What's effect?
Narcissism: Phlogiston of psychiatry
The psychological fallacy