Saving Normal: An Insider'S Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, Dsm-5, big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life download free [PDF and Ebook] by Allen Frances

Saving Normal: An Insider'S Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, Dsm-5, big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life download free [PDF and Ebook] by Allen Frances year 2014
  • Book name: Saving Normal: An Insider'S Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, Dsm-5, big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life
  • Author: Allen Frances
  • Release date: 2014/12/5
  • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780062229267
  • Rating: 8.8 of 10
  • Votes: 684
  • Review by: Hugh Carlson
  • Review rating: 9.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/10
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 35 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: International BestsellerA deeply fascinating and urgently important critique of the widespread medicalization of normalityAnyone 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 24H3M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Abnormal Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Mental Health Services
  • Available formats: PDF, EPUB, PML, AZW, DOC, PDB, TXT, WORD. Compressed in RAR, 7Z, ARJ, ZIP, RPM, XZ, GZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.53 USD
  • Dimensions: 133x203x21mm
  • Weight: 272g
  • Printed by: HarperCollins
  • Published in: New York, United States
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