Healing psychiatry: a pragmatic approach to bridging the science/humanism divide.

@article{Brendel2004HealingPA,
  title={Healing psychiatry: a pragmatic approach to bridging the science/humanism divide.},
  author={David Brendel},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={150-7}
}
Competing urges to think of human mental suffering as comprehensible and susceptible to scientific formulation, or as deeply complex and beyond the reach of scientific analysis, have torn at the fabric of psychiatry for many years and have left the field conceptually divided between science and humanism. Conceptual reparation of psychiatry is now a core mission of a field that is trying to heal itself so that it is equipped to heal the patients it serves. To formulate their cases… CONTINUE READING