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Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life


  


 : Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: William Morrow Company
EAN: 9780062229267
Edition: Reprint
Feature: William Morrow Company
ISBN: 0062229265
Item Dimensions: 8005315979
Label: William Morrow Paperbacks
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: William Morrow Paperbacks
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Studio: William Morrow Paperbacks

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International Bestseller • "An extraordinarily important book." —Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School



A deeply fascinating and urgently important critique of the widespread medicalization of normality, by "one of the world's most prominent psychiatrists" (The Atlantic)



Anyone living a full, rich life experiences ups and downs, stresses, disappointments, sorrows, and setbacks. Today, however, millions of people who are really no more than "worried well" are being diagnosed as having a mental disorder and receiving unnecessary treatment. In Saving Normal, Allen Frances, one of the world's most influential psychiatrists, explains why stigmatizing a healthy person as mentally ill leads to unnecessary, harmful medications, the narrowing of horizons, the misallocation of medical resources, and the draining of the budgets of families and the nation. We also shift responsibility for our mental well-being away from our own naturally resilient brains and into the hands of "Big Pharma," who are reaping multi-billion-dollar profits. Frances cautions that the newest edition of the "bible of psychiatry," the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5), is turning our current diagnostic inflation into hyperinflation by converting millions of "normal" people into "mental patients." Saving Normal is a call to all of us to reclaim the full measure of our humanity.







 



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