Mind Has Mountains by Paul R. McHugh
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Mind Has Mountains
By Paul R. McHugh

The Mind Has Mountains

Reflections on Society and Psychiatry

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Mind Has Mountains by Paul R. McHugh

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From strenuous opposition to physician-assisted suicide to a conviction that sex-correction surgery for newborns is cruel and misguided, Dr. Paul R. McHugh's opinions are strong and often controversial. In this collection of essays, McHugh demonstrates why he is one of the most thought-provoking figures in the academic world. These pieces argue for a realistic appraisal of just what psychiatrists know and how they know it, with the aim of indicating how such knowledge can best be used not only for better patient care but also to reflect on and influence public issues and social movements. His essays will stimulate professional and popular discussion about the goals and effectiveness of current psychiatric practice. McHugh sorts through the layers of what he terms the "culturally driven misdirection of psychiatry and psychotherapy" to explain concepts often misunderstood by nonscholars and the intellectual community alike. America's leading psychiatrist may inspire you or offend you, but he will certainly make you think.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801882494
ISBN-10: 0801882494
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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In Psychiatric Polarities, their examination of these conflicts demonstrates how a methodological approach can help to resolve disagreements rooted in partisan commitments.

Try to Remember by Paul R. McHugh Try to Remember, Hardback (December 2008)

In 1990s, a disturbing trend emerged in psychotherapy: patients began accusing their parents and other relatives of sexual abuse, as a result of false 'recovered memories' urged onto them by therapists practicing new methods of treatment. This title explains why trendy diagnoses and misguided treatments have repeatedly taken over psychotherapy.

Last Call by Paul R. McHugh Last Call, Paperback (November 2007)

Through the stories of people who have escaped the tyranny of alcoholism with the help of AA, Hedblom shows that the road to recovery is a journey of self-discovery, change, and hope.

Concepts of Psychiatry by Paul R. McHugh Concepts of Psychiatry, Paperback (July 2007)

This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level.

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Author Biography - Paul R. McHugh

Paul R. McHugh, M.D., is the Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, the former director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the coauthor of The Perspectives of Psychiatry, also available from Johns Hopkins. He was selected by President George W. Bush to sit on the Presidential Council on Bioethics and by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to be on their National Review Board for the elimination of the sexual abuse of children by clergy.

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