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March 28, 2001

PsychiatryPsychiatry and the Human Condition

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;285(12):1641-1642. doi:10.1001/jama.285.12.1641-JBK0328-2-1

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.

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