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Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

SKU# 15594343

An International Journal of Critical Inquiry

Editors: James A. Tucker, PhD; Leighton Whitaker, PhD, ABPP

ISSN: 15594343

eISSN: 19389000

FREQUENCY: Triannually


Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry (EHPP) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research reports, reviews, essays, commentaries, and case reports examining all the ramifications of the idea that emotional distress is due to an underlying organic disease that is best treated with pharmacological therapy. This oversimplified view of human nature permeates virtually every area of our society including medicine, business, law, education, politics, and the media. Thus, we welcome submissions from a broad range of specialties. EHPP is the official publication of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP).

EHPP fills a niche left untouched by other psychiatry and psychology journals. Over the past several years we have published articles about the withdrawal effects of Prozac and Paxil, the ethics of medicating children, deficiencies in the biological theory of mental illness, flaws in the genetic theory of schizophrenia, the marketing tactics of the pharmaceutical companies, common illusions about psychiatric medicine, ethical problems with involuntary treatment, and the benefits of psychotherapy.

The timeliest example of EHPP's foresight concerns the recent FDA acknowledgment that increased suicidality is a potential side effect of the SSRIs. During the past decade, those professionals who pointed out that the efficacy of these medications was being exaggerated and the side effects were being underreported were rarely heard by the mainstream psychiatry profession. The exception to this is the ICSPP and its journal, EHPP. While the mainstream psychiatry profession ignored the problem with the SSRIs and fought the FDA every step of the way in its investigation-and has still not acknowledged the problem-ICSPP took an active role in pressing the FDA to look at the actual data, not simply the published data. EHPP was one of the few medical journals to take seriously the research pointing to problems with the SSRIs.

EHPP will continue its efforts in seeking to raise the level of scientific knowledge and ethical discourse, while empowering professionals who are unsullied by professional and economic interests.

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"An absolutely essential journal for psychology and related fields. Every professional should read it."

- Dorothy Rowe, PhD, United Kingdom

"A godsend for independent-thinking professionals who want to help their clients become self-reliant human beings."

- Clemmont E. Vontress, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Counseling,
George Washington University

"I am incredibly excited about ICSPP's journal which fills a critical gap. Nothing else like this exists. I am honored to be on the board with such esteemed and advanced-thinking individuals."

- Candace Pert, PhD, Research Professor,
Georgetown University Medical Center

Editorial Board 


James A. Tucker, PhD
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Leighton Whitaker, PhD, ABPP
Private Practice, Media, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Lacasse, PhD
Florida State University


Robert Foltz, PsyD, Chicago, Illinois
Grace Jackson, MD, Winterville, North Carolina
David Jacobs, PhD, San Diego
Jay Joseph, PsyD, Hayward, California
Jonathan Leo, PhD, Harrogate, Tennessee
Niall McLaren, MBBS, Darwin, Australia
Robert Sliclen, PhD, Washington Township, New Jersey
Stephen E. Wong, PhD, Miami


David Antonuccio, PhD, psychology
Fred Bemak, EdD, transcultural psychotherapy
Phyllis Chesler, PhD, psychology, forensics
Graham Dukes, MD, LLD, drug regulatory affairs
Karen Effrem, MD, pediatrics
Leonard Roy Frank, editor, survivor
John Friedberg, MD, neurology
Giovanni de Girolamo, MD, psychiatry, public health
Joseph Glenmullen, MD, psychiatry
Thomas Greening, PhD, psychology
Bradley Hagen, PhD, nursing
Richard Horobin, PhD, cellular toxicology
Delores Jankovich, MA, LMSW, social work
Jake A. Johnson, EdD, education, counseling
Lucy Johnstone, DipClinPsych, clinical psychology
Bertram Karon, PhD, psychology, psychoanalysis
Ron Leifer, MD, psychotherapy, spirituality
Bruce Levine, PhD, psychologist
Kate Millett, PhD, author, survivor
Joanna Moncrief, MD, psychiatry
Robert Morgan, PhD, psychology
Craig Newnes, DipClinPsych, clinical psychology
Candace Pert, PhD, neuropharmacology
Nora Porter, MD, JD, behavioral, mind-body medicine
Steven Rose, PhD, genetics, biology
Dorothy Rowe, PhD, psychology
Thomas Scheff, PhD, sociology
Burton Seitler, PhD, psychology
Milton F. Shore, PhD, psychology
Douglas Smith, MD, psychiatry
Tony Stanton, MD, psychiatry
Clemmont Vontress, PhD, cross-cultural counseling
David Walker, PhD, psychology
Lenore Walker, EdD, psychology
Noelene Weatherby-Fell, PhD, education


Peter R. Breggin, MD
Ginger Ross Breggin

Call for Papers 


Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry provides the following author resource. Please download and carefully read this material before submitting a manuscript:

Guidelines for Contributors and Copyright Agreement (PDF File)


Please send manuscripts or make editorial inquiries to James A. Tucker, Ph.D. (

Online Access 

Official Publication of the International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry

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