Cracked : the Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry. (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Cracked : the Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry.

Author: James Davies
Publisher: New York : Icon Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed, and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952, to 374 today? Psychological therapist James Davies illustrates how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients' wellbeing. The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Davies
ISBN: 9781848315570 1848315570
OCLC Number: 843639639
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents: Endorsements; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; About the author; Dedication; Author's note; Preface; 1. Psychiatry's early breakdown and the rise of the DSM; 2. The DSM --
a great work of fiction?; 3. The medicalisation of misery; 4. The depressing truth about happy pills; 5. Dummy pills and the healing power of belief; 6. Mental oddities and the pills that cause them; 7. Bio-babble?; 8. Money and power ruling head and heart; 9. But they make us rich; 10. When science fails, marketing works; 11. The psychiatric myth; 12. Psychiatric imperialism; 13. How to fix the cracks? Appendix: Antipsychotics (neuroleptics) --
breaking the brain?Acknowledgements; Notes; Index.

Abstract:

Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed, and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952, to 374 today? Psychological therapist James Davies illustrates how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients' wellbeing. The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that work no better than placebos; research regularly manipulated to produce positive results; doctors, seduced by huge pharmaceutical rewards, creating more disorders and prescribi.

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