The Art of Healing

MENTAL HEALTH OPTIONS in the Twenty-First Century

While the medical model is necessary for more serious mental health diagnoses such as bi-polar and schizophrenia, where a lifetime of medication may be necessary to achieve any level of normality, the medical model of health is not necessarily the only and best practice option for everyone. In this article I will briefly outline some key elements of the issues and choices we have that is shown in much greater depth in my book Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing, (2016).

One of the issues with the medical model is that the knowledge taught at universities is slow to adopt the latest research and findings from neuroscience and epigenetics. Knowledge is now available which, if put into practice, could have ground-breaking implications in aiding the human capacity for full recovery in many cases if it was adopted.

There are lots of studies that show fundamental problems with the DSM5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) that is central to mental health diagnoses, treatment and how psychological research is formulated.

The American psychiatrist Norman Doidge (2015), in his book , makes the point that for around four hundred years, the predominant belief in the medical

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