“Pretty soon everyone’s going to have a mental disorder or two or three…”
Last week, Blue Rider Press published Gary Greenberg’s The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, a powerful critique of the entire DSM methodology.
From depression to anxiety and ADHD, more of us now suffer from mental health problems and need pills to treat them — or so we’re told.
What is mental illness? Schizophrenia? Autism? Bipolar disorder? Depression? Since the 1950s, the profession of psychiatry has attempted to provide definitive answers to these questions in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The world’s biggest mental health research institute is abandoning the new version of psychiatry’s “bible”…