Saving Normal

Saving Normal

An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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Francis argues that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders threatens to destroy what is considered normal and that grief, sorrow, stress, disappointment, and other feelings are part of life, not a psychiatric disease.
Contents: Part I: Normality under siege. What's normal and what's not? ; From shaman to shrink ; Diagnostic inflation
Part II: Psychiatric fads can be bad for your health. Fads of the past ; Fads of the present ; Fads of the future
Part III: Getting back to normal. Taming diagnostic inflation ; The smart consumer ; The worst and the best of psychiatry
Publisher: [S.l.] : William Morrow, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 616.89 F
Characteristics: xx, 314 p. 24 cm
ISBN: 9780062229250


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Feb 22, 2014

page 241 sums it up, over diagnosed & over medicated. This writer is brave to speak against the system he helped create, the almighty DSM.


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