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Controversial and powerful - a shocking indictment of the pseudo-science at the heart of modern psychiatry

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'[Cracked] should be read by every doctor ... by everyone in politics and the media, not to mention any concerned citizen.' Author: Peter Hitchens Source: Mail on Sunday

'Chilling reading' Author: Will Self Source: Guardian

'Davies’s book is a potent polemic' Author: Bryan Appleyard Source: Sunday Times

'If, in the world of psychiatry, the DSM is Holy Scripture, Cracked is set to become a heretical text.' Author: Robert Crampton Source: The Times Magazine

'A profoundly disturbing look at the world of Big Pharma ... This is an important book for anyone who has an interest in mental health.' Source: Daily Mail

'Builds a disturbing picture of a profession that is in thrall to pharmaceutical companies' Author: Michael Mosley Source: BBC Focus

'An eye-opening and persuasive work' Source: Publishers Weekly

'[A] diligent study' Source: Financial Times

'A well-written book ... a positive contribution to the debate about whether psychiatry can become a more open practice.' Source: Therapy Today

‘Disturbing and uncompromising’ Source: Kirkus Reviews

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James Davies obtained his PhD in medical and social anthropology from the University of Oxford. He is also a qualified psychotherapist (having worked in the NHS), and a senior lecturer in social anthropology and psychology at the University of Roehampton, London. He has delivered lectures at many universities, including Harvard, Brown, CUNY, Oxford and London, and has written articles about psychiatry for the New Scientist, Therapy Today and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin. He is author of The Importance of Suffering: the value and meaning of emotional discontent (Routledge, 2011). He lives with his wife and daughter in Shepherd’s Bush, London.

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