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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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    Title
    The Book of Woe
    Subtitle
    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
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399158537
    ISBN 10: 0399158537
    Classifications

    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
    Publisher
    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.
    Review quote
    "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" "Gary Greenberg is a thoughtful comedian and a cranky philosopher and a humble pest of a reporter, equal parts Woody Allen, Kierkegaard, and Columbo. "The Book of Woe" is a profound, and profoundly entertaining, riff on malady, power, and truth. This book is for those of us (i.e., all of us) who've ever wondered what it means, and what's at stake, when we try to distinguish the suffering of the ill from the suffering of the human." --Gideon Lewis-Kraus, author of "A Sense of Direction" "This could be titled "The Book of ...""Whoa!" An eye-popping look at the unnerving, often tawdry politics of psychiatry." --Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Fiddler in the Subway" "Bringing the full force of his wit, warmth, and tenacity to this accessible inside account of the latest revision of psychiatry's diagnostic bible, Gary Greenberg h