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Unpacking the Mind: The Philosophy of Psychiatry with Dr. Awais Aftab


Join Dr. Mirza for a thought-provoking conversation with renowned psychiatrist Dr. Awais Aftab, MD as he delves into the philosophy of psychiatry. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Aftab will explore the meaning of mental illness, the role of the human element in psychiatric treatment, and the impact of societal stigma on mental health. Whether you're a mental health professional or simply interested in the topic, you won't want to miss this enlightening discussion on the philosophy of psychiatry. Stay tuned as Dr. Aftab shares his expertise and insights on the complexities of the human mind and how our understanding of mental illness can shape the way we approach treatment.


From Dr. Aftab:

"Awais Aftab, MD is a psychiatrist in Cleveland, Ohio and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. He completed his psychiatry residency from Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and geriatric psychiatry fellowship from University of California San Diego. His academic work has focused on philosophy of psychiatry, critical psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and psychiatric nosology. He has received numerous national awards and honors, including the prestigious Laughlin Fellowship by the American College of Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association Leadership Fellowship. He led the popular interview series “Conversations in Critical Psychiatry” for Psychiatric Times, and a book adaptation of the series is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His peer-reviewed scholarly work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry. He is an associate editor for Current Psychiatry, senior editor for the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, and he has been actively involved in initiatives to educate psychiatrists and trainees on psychiatric controversies."


Connect with Dr. Awais Aftab!

Substack "Psychiatry at the Margins": awaisaftab.substack.com

Website: awaisaftab.com

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