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Biopsychosocial Model

Psychiatry And Anti-Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 02.24.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Psychiatry used to be a biopsychosocial profession that allowed time to get to know the person, not just treat the symptom. But drastic cuts in the funding of mental health services have dramatically reduced the quality of the service they can provide.

Psychiatry and Recovery: Complementary or Competitive?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

My clinical and research experience and reading of the literature convince me that medication is essential for most people with severe and chronic symptoms. It is equally clear that medication is way overused in many people who don't need it. The controversial question of coercive treatment also has to be understood in context.

Does It Make Sense to Scrap Psychiatric Diagnosis?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

I am always skeptical of suggested new 'paradigm shifts' and worry that ambitiously striving for them will wind up causing more harm than good.