The future of modern psychiatry includes, but is not limited to, evidence-based neuroscience, cognitive psychology and psychodynamic therapies utilising the biopsychosocial +/- “psychospiritual” model of mental health.
How is my piece anti-psychiatry? I’m applauding the work of a pioneering psychiatrist. I think it’s shocking that talking therapies play such a little or even non existent role in treatment for psychosis – instead people are put on heavy doses of tranquillisers not just for the duration of an episode but for life. And how many psychiatrists have the courage to question the status quo? Why is it left to psychologists to point out the obvious – that it’s better to treat human beings like human beings? Why is psychiatrists’ sense of self-worth so weak that any criticism of their methods immediately deemed ‘anti-psychiatry’?