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Psychiatric controversy: man's ethical dimension
Am J Psychiatry 1975;132:39-42.
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Although determinism may permeate human existence, man's moral values raise him above the level of an animal and enable him to direct his own life. The author suggests that psychiatrists should influence the patient to exert his will, make conscious choices, and, above all, assume a sense of responsibility for his own actions. In order to free the patient from whatever conditions hinder his will and to help him make choices, psychiatric treatment must consider man's ethical dimension.

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