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The Book of Woe: the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, Gary Greenberg

29.95 AUD
A riveting exposé of the psychiatric profession's bible from psychotherapist Gary Greenberg, revealing the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented — and how suffering has been turned into a commodity.
Since its first edition in 1952, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM) has been regarded as the leading authority on mental-health diagnosis and research. But throughout the DSM's various iterations, debate has raged over which psychological problems constitute mental illness — homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973; and Asperger's gained recognition in 1994, only to see its status challenged nearly 20 years later.