Witches, multiple personalities, and other psychiatric artifacts

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Contemporary psychiatric misdirections derived primarily from standard medical errors of oversimplification, misplaced emphasis, and invention are reviewed. These particular errors, however, were in part prompted and sustained by the sociocultural fads and fashions of the day. The results have been disastrous for everyone — patients, families, the public and psychiatry itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalNature medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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