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New Releases: The Mind-Body Problem Explained

Niall McLaren’s latest book

Cracking the Mind-Body Cipher

Dr. Niall (Jock) McLaren is an Australian psychiatrist who uses philosophical analysis to show that modern psychiatry has no scientific basis. This startling conclusion dovetails neatly with the growing evidence that psychiatric drug treatment is crude and damaging. Needless to say, this message is not popular with mainstream psychiatrists. However, in this book, he shows how the principles of information processing give a formal theory of mind that generates a model of mental disorder as a psychological phenomenon.

This book shows…

    • How, for ideological reasons, modern philosophy misses the point of the duality of mind and body;
    • How to resolve the mind-body problem using well-defined principles;
    • Why the entire DSM project is doomed to fail;
    • Why the ideas of Thomas Szasz have failed to influence psychiatry;
    • Where we go from here.

The Mind Body Problem Explained is a thoughtful, insightful and provocative exploration of the nature of the human mind, and sets forth a powerful argument for rethinking the medical model of mental disorders. The current paradigm of psychiatric care has failed us, and Niall McLaren’s book will stir readers to think of new possibilities.”

–Robert B. Whitaker, author Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

“It is impossible to do justice to this ambitious, erudite, and intrepid attempt to dictate to psychiatry a new, ‘scientifically-correct’ model theory. The author offers a devastating critique of the shortcomings and pretensions of psychiatry, not least its all-pervasive, jargon-camouflaged nescience.”

–Sam Vaknin, PhD, author Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited

From Future Psychiatry Press www.FuturePsychiatry.com

MED105000 Medical : Psychiatry – General
PHI026000 Philosophy : Criticism
PSY018000 Psychology : Mental Illness

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New Releases: Introduction to Philosophy

A (somewhat irreverent) Introduction to Philosophy for Medical Students and other busy people

During their careers, many students become aware that, lurking in the background, there are complex and conceptually difficult questions that, all too often, their teachers either can’t answer, or can’t even understand. These are traditionally the questions addressed by philosophy, and this little primer is the result of another student’s journey over many years. Niall McLaren MD has spent over three decades banging his head against the Really Difficult questions behind psychiatry, and offers his a personal view of how these questions should be approached. Very deliberately, he simplifies the convoluted language and reasoning that set philosophers apart, making it accessible to students of scientific fields in particular.

In this book, you will gain a background in the following fields:

    • Religion and the origins of philosophy
    • Mentalism, antimentalism and behaviorism
    • Epistemology, as the study of knowledge itself
    • Philosophy and the nature of science
    • Philosophy and the nature of ethics

Included is a glossary explaining some of the many -isms that can be so daunting to non-philosophers because philosophers too have their jargon but it is not meant to intimidate. True, it can be complex, but the issues involved are complex. The goal of this book is to show that, with clear thinking, the complexities need not be overwhelming.

From Future Psychiatry Press www.FuturePsychiatry.com

“This is one of the very few books I have every intention of reading several times in rapid succession. It is such a bounty of iconoclastic observations emanating from an in-depth acquaintance with psychiatry and a love of philosophy that no single reading can do it justice: it just keeps giving.”

—Sam Vaknin, PhD, author of “Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”

From Future Psychiatry Press
www.FuturePsychiatry.com

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