Alternatives to Biomedical Psychiatry
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD
10.22.10 (Audio: 1 hr 33 min)
Despite costly drugs, few people with mental illness experience full relief and healing. The conventional medical model emphasizes correcting defective brain chemistry. But in this workshop, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, drawing from his studies of indigenous views of mind and mental health, explores the idea that the brain is a social organ and its physiology is regulated by our social relationships and that personal stories shape our suffering and pain. Change those stories, and we change our brains.