Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Bruce Charlton, 250 pp, paper, £19.95, ISBN 1-85775-314-3, Abington, Oxon, England, Radcliffe Medical Press, 2000.
Unfortunately, Psychiatry and the Human Condition is probably not a book that will make much of a contribution to the understanding of psychiatry its title suggests. It is a speculative, rambling, less than precise, minimally edited effort that meanders among hypotheses, with too many errors and occasional psychosocial invective. It was a frustrating book to read owing to the author's casual style and its loose organization. My first impression was that this book had come from a vanity press but that is not the case.
PsychiatryPsychiatry and the Human Condition. JAMA. 2001;285(12):1641-1642. doi:10.1001/jama.285.12.1641-JBK0328-2-1