Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

MEDICAL HISTORY
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 284--286

Past and current concepts of “Anti-Psychiatry”: Does it have a future?


Krishnamurthy Kavirayni 
 Department of Psychiatry, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

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Nepal

Anti psychiatry can better be called Anti Establishment Psychiatry has been propounded be cause of the differences it had with the establishment of Psychiatry of those days for lack of humanitarian approach and not considering the social causation, and leaning so much on somatic treatments whose mode of action is questionable. Unlike Scientology which meant abolition of Psychiatry as a speciality , the anti Psychiatry movement envisaged only reforms in approach to a Psychiatry patient.


How to cite this article:
Kavirayni K. Past and current concepts of “Anti-Psychiatry”: Does it have a future?.Arch Med Health Sci 2019;7:284-286


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Kavirayni K. Past and current concepts of “Anti-Psychiatry”: Does it have a future?. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];7:284-286
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