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A Psychiatrist's Prescription For His Profession

What's wrong with the field of psychiatry? Psychiatrist Daniel Carlat says some American psychiatrists are too busy prescribing drugs to actually talk to people. Carla talks about the forgotten art of therapy and the influence of drug companies on the profession in his new book, Unhinged.

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Rethinking Medical Care for the Chronically Ill

Dr. David Spiegel is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His groundbreaking study (1989) of breast cancer patients showed that women who had psychosocial intervention lived twice as long, after diagnosis, as those without that intervention. His book, "Living Beyond Limits" covers research on mind/body interactions, how to build sustaining support networks, control pain through self-hypnosis and detoxify fears of dying.

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Dr. David Spiegel Discusses Care for the Terminally Ill.

Dr. David Spiegel, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His groundbreaking study of breast cancer patients showed that women who had psychosocial intervention lived twice as long, after diagnosis, as those without that intervention. His new book, "Living Beyond Limits" (Times Books) covers current research on mind/body interactions, how to build sustaining support networks, control pain through self-hypnosis and detoxify fears of dying.

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Is Schizophrenia an Illness?

R. D. Laing is a psychiatrist who challenged conventional views in the 1960s with his proposal that schizophrenia was an adaptive behavior, "a sane response to an insane world," as opposed to an illness. The counterculture embraced Laing's views, but they were controversial in academic circles. In 1965, Laing formed the Philadelphia (for brotherly love, not the city) Association, an alternative treatment center for schizophrenics.

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