The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

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The Book of Woe reveals the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and un-invented and how suffering has been turned into a commodity. Since its first edition in 1952, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been regarded as the authority on mental health diagnosis and research. Over the DSM's various iterations, however, debate has raged over which psychological problems constitute mental illness: homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973; and Asperger's gained recognition in 1994 only to see its status challenged nearly twenty years later. By examining the history of the DSM and the controversies over its latest revisions, Greenberg challenges the status quo of modern psychiatric practice. He shows how difficult it is - even impossible - to rigorously differentiate mental illness from everyday suffering, and sheds light on how the politics behind mental-health classification has caused diagnosis rates of autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder,and bipolar disorder to skyrocket

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Gary Greenberg has become the Dante of our psychiatric age, and the DSM-5 is his Inferno. Errol Morris
Since its debut in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set down the official view on what constitutes mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973. Each revision has created controversy, but the DSM-5 has taken fire for encouraging doctors to diagnose more illnesses and to prescribe sometimes unnecessary or harmful medications.
Respected author and practicing psychotherapist Gary Greenberg embedded himself in the war that broke out over the fifth edition, and returned with an unsettling tale. Exposing the deeply flawed process behind the DSM-5 s compilation, The Book of Woe reveals how the manual turns suffering into a commodity and made the APA its own biggest beneficiary."

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