Monday, July 6, 2009

Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail by Richard Bentall: review

Daily Telegraph, 05/07/2009

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The message of Doctoring the Mind is that the West’s dependence on drugs to treat mental illness is madness ... Bentall argues for a new approach to severe mental illness ... In this person-centred model, the patient partly defines his own recovery. He may consider, for example, that he is better off continuing to hear voices (so long as those voices do not trouble him or others) than he is living on a strong drug regime which makes him unable to work, enjoy either a social or a sex life, or contribute to society.

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