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Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

Author: DAVIES JAMES
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Pub Date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848316546
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview Controversial and powerful - a shocking indictment of the pseudo-science at the heart of modern psychiatry
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Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed - 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year - and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952 to 374 today? The everyday sufferings and setbacks of life are now 'medicalised' into illnesses that require treatment - usually with highly profitable drugs. Psychological therapist James Davies uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients' well-being. The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that work no better than placebos; research regularly manipulated to produce positive results; doctors, seduced by huge pharmaceutical rewards, creating more disorders and prescribing more pills; and ethical, scientific and treatment flaws unscrupulously concealed by mass-marketing. Cracked reveals for the first time the true human cost of an industry that, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself.

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