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The Unhappy Truth About Psychiatry

eBook - 2013
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An exposé of the current state of psychiatry that reveals how the pursuit of pharmaceutical riches has compromised patients’ well-being 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 ever to win back its patients’ trust.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781453299111
Branch Call Number: 174.2968 Da
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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