ERIC Number: EJ602232
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Biopsychiatry and Hearing Voices: On the Making and Unmaking of a Child into a Mental Patient.
Journal of Family Life: A Quarterly for Empowering Families, v5 n3 p28-31 1999
Challenges the message of "biopsychiatry," the belief that all mental illness is biologically based, genetic in origin, and incurable, and can only be treated chemically. Suggests that the epidemic drugging of school-age children is an act of despair. Highlights one family's experience in getting appropriate treatment without medication for their 12-year-old daughter, diagnosed with multiple mental disorders. (LP)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Drug Therapy, Family Involvement, Medical Services, Mental Disorders, Misconceptions, Psychiatric Services, Psychiatry
Journal of Family Life, 22 Elm St., Albany, NY 12202 (1-year subscription, $22.00; single issue, $6.00 plus $2.00 postage).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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