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Cracked : the unhappy truth about psychiatry

Author: James Davies
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus Books cloth edition 2013View all editions and formats
Summary:
In an effort to enlighten a new generation about its growing reliance on psychiatry, this illuminating volume investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than ever before; and why psychiatry, without solid scientific justification, keeps expanding the number of mental disorders it believes to exist. This revealing volume  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Davies
ISBN: 9781605984735 1605984736
OCLC Number: 1080140202
Description: xi, 269 pages, ; 24 cm
Contents: Psychiatry's early breakdown and the rise of the DSM --
The DSM --
a great work...of fiction? --
The medicalization of misery --
The depressing truth about happy pills --
Dummy pills and the healing power of belief --
Mental oddities and the pills that cause them --
Bio-babble? --
Money and power ruling head and heart --
But they make us rich --
When science fails, marketing works --
The psychiatric myth --
Psychiatric imperialism --
How to fix the cracks?
Responsibility: James Davies.

Abstract:

In an effort to enlighten a new generation about its growing reliance on psychiatry, this illuminating volume investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than ever before; and why psychiatry, without solid scientific justification, keeps expanding the number of mental disorders it believes to exist. This revealing volume shows that these issues can be explained by one startling fact: in recent decades psychiatry has become so motivated by power that it has put the pursuit of pharmaceutical riches above its patients' well being. Readers will be shocked and dismayed to discover that psychiatry, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself. In a style reminiscent of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science and investigative in tone, James Davies reveals psychiatry's hidden failings and how the field of study must change if it is to ever win back its patients' trust.

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