April 11, 1996

Spearheading a Transformation (1996)

Introduction to Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons (1996)

Spearheading a Transformation

Peter R. Breggin

In recent years, pharmacology and psychiatric hospitalization have become the standard for most professionals when “treating schizophrenia.” Meanwhile, a body of research and practical experience has been evolving that supports innovative psychosocial interventions as less hazardous and more effective. As psychiatry goes through still another historical cycle in the conflict between psychosocial and biological approaches, we may be on the verge of a renewed emphasis on human service interventions. This book hopes to spearhead such a transformation by reviewing current research, theory and practice based on the psychosocial model.