The Book of Woe

The Book of Woe

The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

Book - 2013
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An exposé of the psychiatric profession's bible from a leading psychotherapist, "The Book of Woe "reveals the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented -- and why increasing numbers of therapy patients are being declared mentally ill.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9780399158537
0399158537
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 24 cm

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Sep 06, 2016

This wasn't nearly as enthralling as I'd hoped. While the DSM-5 really is something that needs to be discussed, I found this book boring. I agree with the author on many points, but I guess it was the style that turned me off. He's intelligent but wildly out of touch with the reality of mental illness and more in touch with his own opinions.

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