Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Special Articles   |    
Redefining the role of psychiatry in medicine
Am J Psychiatry 1996;153:1388-1397.
text A A A
PDF of the full text article.

OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluate the forces that are changing psychiatric practice and propose options for redefining the clinical and educational goals of psychiatry within medicine. METHOD: An overview of current external and internal forces shaping psychiatry is provided. These forces are both social, political, and economic (external) and scientific and technological (internal). RESULTS: The convergence of these forces leads to recommendations for redefining psychiatric practice and education. If psychiatry fails to redefine itself on the basis of its scientific foundations, political and economic forces may lead to an untenable redefinition that could threaten the field. CONCLUSIONS: The redefinition process may lead to altered roles and somewhat different knowledge bases for psychiatry. The profession must choose whether to be reactive or proactive given this challenge.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).




CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe

Web of Science® Times Cited: 39

Related Content
Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 7th Edition > Chapter 1.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 8.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 58.  >
Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments > Chapter 5.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
Psychiatric News
PubMed Articles
Attainments and limitations of an early childhood programme in Colombia. Health Policy Plan Published online Sep 17, 2014.;
The relationship between sociability and productivity. J Educ Health Promot 2014;3():104.