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Shyness : how normal behavior became a sickness

Author: Christopher Lane
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the effects of expanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)'s fourth edition on the psychiatric community, pharmaceutical companies, and the nation.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lane, Christopher, 1966-
Shyness.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608018715
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Lane
ISBN: 9780300124460 0300124465 9780300143171 0300143176
OCLC Number: 154689037
Description: 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Bashful no more --
1. The hundred years' war over anxiety --
2. The diagnostic battles : emotions become pathologies --
3. A decisive victory : shyness becomes an illness --
4. Direct to consumer : now sell the disease! --
5. Rebound syndrome : when drug treatments fail --
6. A backlash forms : Prozac nation rebels --
7. Fear of others in an anxious age --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Lane.
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"[A] fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of the bible of modern psychiatry [that] explains how a once-ordinary affliction became a profitable disease."-Michael Agger, Mother Jones -- Read more...

 
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