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Author Frances, Allen, 1942-

Title Saving normal : an insider's revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the medicalization of ordinary life / Allen Frances.

Imprint New York, NY : William Morrow, c2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.89075 F844s 2013    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (p. [289]-304) and index.
Contents Part I. Normality under siege. What's normal and what's not? ; From shaman to shrink ; Diagnostic inflation -- Part II. Psychiatric fads can be bad for your health. Fads of the past ; Fads of the present ; Fads of the future -- Part III. Getting back to normal. Taming diagnostic inflation ; The smart consumer ; The worst and the best of psychiatry.
Summary Francis argues that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders threatens to destroy what is considered normal and that grief, sorrow, stress, disappointment, and other feelings are part of life, not a psychiatric disease.
Subject Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. 5th ed.
Mental illness -- Classification.
Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Psychiatry -- United States.
ISBN 9780062229250

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