Psychiatry beyond the current paradigm

Author/s Pat Bracken, Philip Thomas, Sami Timimi, Eia Asen, Graham Behr, Carl Beuster, Seth Bhunnoo, Ivor Browne, Navjyoat Chhina, Duncan Double, Simon Downer, Chris Evans, Suman Fernando, Malcolm Garland, William Hopkins, Rhodri Huws, Bob Johnson, Brian Martindale, Hugh Middleton, Daniel Moldavsky, Joanna Moncrieff, Simon Mullins
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1
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A series of recent editorials in The BritishJournal of Psychiatry have argued that psychiatry is in the midst of a crisis. The varioussolutions proposed would all involve a strengthening of psychiatry’s identity as essentially "appliedneuroscience". While not discounting the importance of the brain sciences and psychopharmacology,the Authors argue that psychiatry needs to move beyond the dominance ofthe current, technological paradigm. This would be more in keeping with the evidence abouthow positive outcomes are achieved and could also serve to foster more meaningful collaborationwith the growing service-user movement. Various controlled studies supporting the efficacyof non specific and non technological interventions are reviewed.

Keywords: Technologicalparadigm in psychiatry, non-specific interventions, therapeutic relationship, evidencebasedpsychiatry, service-user movement in psychiatry

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