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6th February

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If you believe that psychiatrists are kind people who help you solve personal problems by talking to you, prepare to be surprised. At one time some psychiatrists actually did this. It was called “psychoanalysis” and was quite time consuming and also quite expensive. However, Dr. Peter Breggin [1] notes that all this changed around the time frame of the late 1960’s when the biological model — which is the current model — was introduced. This model asserted that it was useless to talk to patients, because their problems were due to some “chemical imbalance” in their brains, which could only be corrected with drugs.
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