Your Consent Is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions, Forced Treatment, and Abusive Guardianships

This book comes from Rob Wipond. The publishers say: “Asylums are supposed to be in the past. However, though the buildings were closed, many of the practices lived on. In fact, more law-abiding Americans today are being involuntarily committed and forcibly…
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Schizophrenia and Genetics: The End of An Illusion

This book comes from Jay Joseph. The publishers say: “Schizophrenia is a widely investigated psychiatric condition, and though there have been claims of gene ”associations,’ decades of molecular genetic studies have failed to produce confirmed causative genes. In this book, Joseph…
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Shamans Among Us: Schizophrenia, Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

This book comes from Joseph Polimeni. The publishers say: “Schizophrenia is one of the most enigmatic human experiences. While it can cause terrible distress, it doesn’t fit the mold of a classic medical disease. In Shamans Among Us, Joseph Polimeni shows…
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Turning Emotion Inside Out: Affective Life Beyond the Subject (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) 

This book comes from Edward S. Casey and presents a different view of emotions. As such it has relevance to our understanding of the emotional and psychological distress that is usually labelled ‘mental’ ill-health. The publishers say: “In Turning Emotion Inside Out,…
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Does Psychiatry Work? Review of ‘Desperate Remedies’ by Andrew Scull

This book review by Berties Bregman has been published in Commentary magazine. It begins: “When I was a young medical student and it came time to pick a specialty, the landscape was alarmingly broad. At one extreme was psychiatry. The noble goal…
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The Book of Woe: the DSM and the unmaking of psychiatry

This book comes from Gary Greenberg. The publishers say: “Since its debut in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set down the “official” view on what constitutes mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness…
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Indicative Trauma Impact Manual 2023

This manual is currently on pre-order, with a release date of 1st March 2023. The publishers say: “A non-diagnostic, trauma-informed guide to emotion, thought, and behaviour. This must-have manual presents the first trauma-informed, non-diagnostic alternative to other manuals of mental health…
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