Letters, Apr. 23, 1979

On the Couch

To the Editors:

You made a wrong diagnosis in "Psychiatry's Depression" [April 2]. After a prolonged high, or hypomania, psychiatry's descent to a healthy normal only seems like a depression. Most of us who practice this medical specialty are pleased with its present position.

Raymond B. ReinhartJr., M.D. New Hope, Pa.

Psychiatry is not in a "depression,' as you so charitably put it. Psychiatry, like the behavioral sciences it spawned, is bankrupt and should be put to rest. The theories of Freud and his disciples have produced illiterates in our schools, turned...

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