New Link: ISEPP

ISEPPThe International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) is an organization of mental health professionals, researchers, parents, families, teachers and others who study and promote safe, humane, life-enhancing approaches to helping people who are diagnosed with mental disorders.  When describing states of being which lead people to be diagnosed with mental disorders it prefers to use non-medical model language such as emotional distress, life crises, difficult dilemmas, spiritual emergencies and overwhelm.  It regards all symptoms as being understandable, meaningful, somewhat functional and potentially useful to the process of learning how to live well. ISEPP uses the standards of scientific inquiry to critique biopsychiatry with its belief that mental disorders are caused by chemical imbalances, genetic dynamics and brain disorders, its medicalization of human experience and its use of drugs as a primary modality of treatment. It opposes the use of drugs and of forced treatment in all but the most dire of circumstances. It promotes approaches that help people use their thoughts, feelings, intentions, perceptions and behavior to learn how to live more the way they want to live.

To connect to ISEPP’s site, click here. To see PsychOdyssey’s other international links, click here.

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