The music of psychiatry.

  title={The music of psychiatry.},
  author={John Ellard},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={19 2},
  • John Ellard
  • Published 1985 in
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
The author argues that the practice of psychiatry is impeded by a central paradox. On the one hand, psychiatry cannot develop unless the methods of science are used to unravel its problems. On the other, a significant part of what has been advanced as science is of little value and has done no more than divert attention from the important non-scientific aspects of psychiatric practice. Empathetic and perceptive practice is central for good psychiatry; there is no reason to believe that… CONTINUE READING

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