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ISSN: 2690-5760

Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

Review Article(ISSN: 2690-5760)

Antipsychiatry Movement: Intelligible Doctrine or Populist Dogma Volume 3 - Issue 2

Xuefen Peng1, Chenglingzi Huang2 and Shanrong Shu2*

  • 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Yiling Hospitial of Yichang City,32 East Lake Avenue,443100, Yichang, People’s Republic of China
  • 2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Ji Nan University, 613 Huangpu Road West, 510630 Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Received:June 16, 2021   Published: June 25, 2021

Corresponding author:Shanrong Shu, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of JiNan University, 613 Huangpu Road West, 510630 Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

DOI: 10.32474/JCCM.2021.03.000160


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Psychiatry is, indeed, basically similar to the rest of medicine. it is based upon making reliable diagnoses and applying evidence - based treatments that have success rates comparable with those used in other specialties. Psychiatric syndromes may be defined as disorders that are conventionally treated with treatments used by psychiatrists. The illnesses in which psychiatrists have developed proficiency have tended to be those that either manifest with disordered psychological functioning (thinking, perception, emotion, and memory) or those which have no obviously established organic basis. However, scientific developments are showing us that these so - called psychological ailments are linked with abnormalities of the brain, just as so - called medical illnesses are deeply affected by psychological factors. Modern psychiatry is an evolving field that is becoming less hospital based, more evidence based, and more neuroscience based. Nonetheless, during the last decades, random antipsychiatry attitudes have amalgamated and turned into a conjectural effort, which has a humanistic appearance, too. On the other hand, publicized criticisms by some associates, including known psychiatrists or psychotherapists, have, radically, stirred and reinforced the movement. Anyway, though various criticisms or worries about psychiatry, either as a subdivision in science or as a clinical practice in medicine are understandable due to existing scientific or diagnostic deficits, anti-psychiatry stance, which comprises many historical exaggerations based on happenings and primitive conditions from a century ago, may help to keep us rigorous and honest about what we do and inspiring us to insistently seek better diagnostic prototypes and management standards. In the present article, the said antagonism, in addition to the existing facts and expected responsibilities of psychiatry has been discussed concisely

Keywords: Psychiatry; Antipsychiatry Movement; Psychiatric Diagnosis; Psychiatric Disorder; Mental Illness; Mental Health;Political Abuse of Psychiatry

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