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David M. Allen, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee and the author of the upcoming book Coping with Critical, Demanding, and Dysfunctional Parents.
This blog covers mental health, drugs and psychotherapy with an emphasis on the role of family dysfunction in personality problems. It discusses how family systems issues have been denigrated in psychiatry in favor of a disease model for everything by a combination of greedy pharmaceutical and managed care insurance companies, naïve and corrupt experts, twisted science, and desperate parents who want to believe that their children have a brain disease to avoid an overwhelming sense of guilt.