Technology has had, and will continue to have, a major effect on the field of psychiatry - in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. In a collection of stimulating and thought-provoking chapters, this book exams how technology has come to influence and drive psychiatry forward, and considers at just what cost these developments have been made.
Introduction; PART 1 - TECHNICAL REASON IN PSYCHIATRY; 1. the instrument metaphor, hyponarrativity, and the generic physician; 2. Technoloigcal rationality in psychiatry: immanent critique, critical theory, and a pragmatist alternative; 3. Technological reason and regulation of emotion; PART 2 - CRITICAL APPROACHES TO TECHNOLOGY IN PSYCHIATRY; 4. Technology, aesthetic explanation, and psychoanalysis; 5. Focusing the lenses of feminist theories to reflect on technology and psychiatry; 6. The critical theory of psychopharmacology: the work of David Healy and beyond; 7. Towards a post-technological information theory; PART 3 - TECHNOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS; 8. Technology and mental disorders: a clinical probe into the differential impact on individuals; 9. Frontal fatigue: how technology may contribute to mental illness; 10. Bored to tears? Depression and Heideggr's concepts of profound boredom: a postpsychiatry contribution; PART 4 - TECHNOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS; 11. Psychiatric rehabilitation and the notion of technology in psychiatry; 12. Drugs, not hugs: antidepressant medication trials and suicidality in children - a case history in the philosophy of science as an argument for the neeed for improved technology in psychiatry; 13. Philosophical considerations of an internet-enabled telephone and computer psychiatric symptom monitoring system: maintaining thebalance between subjectivity and objectivity in research; 14. The assessment of emotional awareness: can technology make a contribution?; PART 5 - ETHICAL ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY; 15. Thinking about the repair manual: technique and technology in psychiatry; 16. Beyond repugnance: human enhancement and the President's Council on Bioethics; 17. The reflectively anxious and depressed; psychotropics and lives worth living