The conclusion (and the argument of this essential book) is obvious: psychiatry is basically bogus – and damaging.
The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, finally has been outed for the fraud it is.
200 years after psychiatry was recognized as a medical discipline, a stark question persists: Is psychiatry credible?
“Pretty soon everyone’s going to have a mental disorder or two or three…”
No other major branch of medicine has such a single text, with so much power over people’s lives. And that is worrying. Because in no other branch of medicine is the scientific reality underpinning the pronouncements of doctors so uncertain.