Cracked by James Davies
The Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry

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A practicing psychological therapist adds to the fusillade against contemporary psychiatry with this multipronged attack...The consequences for patients and the profession are obvious. An eye-opening and persuasive work.
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An exposé of the current state of psychiatry that reveals how the pursuit of pharmaceutical riches has compromised patients’ well-being In an effort to enlighten a new generation about its growing reliance on psychiatry, this illuminating volume investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than ever before; and why psychiatry, without solid scientific justification, keeps expanding the number of mental disorders it believes to exist. This revealing volume shows that these issues can be explained by one startling fact: In recent decades, psychiatry has become so motivated by power that it has put the pursuit of pharmaceutical riches above its patients’ well-being. Readers will be shocked and dismayed to discover that psychiatry, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself. In a style reminiscent of Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science and investigative in tone, James Davies reveals psychiatry’s hidden failings and how the field of study must change if it is ever to win back its patients’ trust.
 

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James Davies attained his PhD in social and medical anthropology at Oxford. He is a practicing psychological therapist as well as the author of The Importance of Suffering: Emotions in the Field; and The Making of Psychotherapists. He has lectured at Harvard, Brown, the New School, Yale, and Oxford. James lives in England.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Pegasus Books. 372 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction
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on Jun 13 2013

By controlling both the product's image and its distribution, big pharma has effectively succeeded in putting its financial interests above public health. Disturbing and uncompromising.

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on May 27 2013

A practicing psychological therapist adds to the fusillade against contemporary psychiatry with this multipronged attack...The consequences for patients and the profession are obvious. An eye-opening and persuasive work.

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