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    DescriptionAn expose of the psychiatric professions bible from a leading psychotherapist, "The Book of Woe " reveals the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented--and why increasing numbers of therapy patients are being declared mentally ill.

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    The Book of Woe
    The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Greenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 403
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780399158537
    ISBN 10: 0399158537

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 616.89
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC22: 616.89
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15320
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    BISAC V2.8: PSY015000, PSY022000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/MENTAL
    B&T Approval Code: A67260000, A67220000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC455.2.C4 G74 2013
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gary Greenberg is a practicing psychotherapist and author of "Manufacturing Depression "and "The Noble Lie." He has written about the intersection of science, politics, and ethics for many publications, including "The New Yorker, Wired, Discover, "and "Rolling Stone." He is a contributor at "Mother Jones," and a contributing editor at "Harper's. "Dr. Greenberg lives with his family in Connecticut.
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    "[I]ndustrious and perfervid... Mr. Greenberg [argues] that the [DSM] and its authors, the American Psychiatric Association, wield their power arbitrarily and often unwisely, encouraging the diagnosis of too many bogus mental illnesses in patients (binge eating disorder, for example) and too much medication to treat them....Mr. Greenberg argues that psychiatry needs to become more humble, not more certain and aggressive....Greenberg is a fresher, funnier writer. He paces the psychiatric stage as if he were part George Carlin, part Gregory House." --Dwight Garner, "The New York Times" "Greenberg's documentation of the "DSM-5" revision process is an essential read for practicing and in-training psychotherapists and psychiatrists and is an important contribution to the history of psychiatry." --"Library Journal" "The rewriting of the bible of psychiatry shakes the field to its foundations in this savvy, searching expose. Deploying wised-up, droll reportage from the trenches of psychiatric policy-making and caustic profiles of the discipline's luminaries, Greenberg subjects the practices of the mental health industry--his own included--to a withering critique. The result is a compelling insider's challenge to psychiatry's scientific pretensions--and a plea to return it to its humanistic roots."--"Publisher's Weekly, "starred review "Greenberg is an entertaining guide through the treacheries and valuable instances of the "DSM," interviewing members on both sides of the divide and keeping the proceedings conversational even when discussing the manual's pretensions toward epistemic iteration. He also brings his own practice into ["The Book of Woe"], with examples of the "DSM" falling woefully short in capturing the complexity of personality. Bright, humorous and seriously thoroughgoing, Greenberg takes all the "DSM"s for a spin as revealing as the emperor's new clothes."--"Kirkus Reviews" "[A] brilliant look at the making of DSM-5...e