Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness

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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Mental Illness Is Not in Your Head

This review by Marco Ramos of two books – Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness and Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness – has been published in the Boston Review. It begins: “In 1990 President George Bush  announced  that ‘a new era of discovery’ was ‘dawning in brain research.’ Over the next several decades…
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