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Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.d.
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The fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption, by the former President of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells and parading them as freakish... (read more)

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Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
by Andrew Scull
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"A wonderful book, fascinating and beautifully written, with Sculls usual verve and erudition. Madness in Civilization explores how ancient and medieval societies coped with psychosis and shows that, brain imaging and psychotropic drugs notwithstanding... (read more)

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The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
by Eric Kandel
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A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious... (read more)

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One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
by Mitch Horowitz
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From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step programs and support groups of the... (read more)

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The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
by Gary Greenberg
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For more than two years, author and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg has embedded himself in the war that broke out over the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — the DSM — the American Psychiatric... (read more)

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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
by Robert Whitaker
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Air Loom Gang the Strange & True Story
Air Loom Gang the Strange & True Story
by Mike Jay
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The amazing story of James Tilly Matthews and his visionary madness is a startling portrait of a society on the brink of the modern age. London, the 1790s: Europe has been turned upside down by the French Revolution. Plots, counterplots and conspiracies... (read more)

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Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
by Michel Foucault
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When I was immersed in a sea of literary criticism a few years ago, Foucault, more than anyone else, caught my attention. Looking deeply at the roots of our behavior and our cultural attitudes, his examination of different kinds of power and control is... (read more)

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Freud and Beyond : a History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought (95 Edition)
Freud and Beyond : a History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought (95 Edition)
by Stephen A. Mitchell
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Freuds concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation over... (read more)

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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
by Robert Whitaker
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In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults... (read more)

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Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, Dsm-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinar
Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, Dsm-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinar
by Allen Frances
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International Bestseller A deeply fascinating and urgently important critique of the widespread medicalization of normality Anyone living a full, rich life experiences ups and downs, stresses, disappointments, sorrows, and setbacks. Today, however... (read more)

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The Book of Woe: The Dsm and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
The Book of Woe: The Dsm and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
by Gary Greenberg
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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 Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set... (read more)

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Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness
Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness
by Pete Earley
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Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, which the Boise State University... (read more)

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Master Builders of Modern Psychology: From Freud to Skinner
Master Builders of Modern Psychology: From Freud to Skinner
by J D Keehn
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Middle Easterners: Sometimes White, Sometimes Not - an article by John Tehranian The Middle Eastern question lies at the heart of the most pressing issues of our time: the war in Iraq and on terrorism, the growing tension between preservation of our... (read more)

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Cracked: The Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry
Cracked: The Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry
by James Davies
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In an effort to enlighten a new generation about its growing reliance on psychiatry, this illuminating volume investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than... (read more)

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Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Inside America's Premier Mental Hospital
Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Inside America's Premier Mental Hospital
by Alex Beam
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Gracefully Insane is a captivating and entertaining biography of Boston's McLean Hospital, an asylum for the elite established in the early 19th century and still in operation today. Throughout are compelling and often humorous stories about both staff... (read more)

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The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens
The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens
by E Fuller Torrey
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Beginning in the 1960s in the United States, scores of patients with severe psychiatric disorders were discharged from public mental hospitals. At the same time, activists forced changes in commitment laws that made it impossible to treat half of the... (read more)

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Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis
Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis
by George Makari
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Groundbreaking, insightful, and compulsively readable, Revolution in Mind goes beyond myth and polemic to give us the story of one of the most controversial and important intellectual endeavors of the twentieth century. In this masterful history, George... (read more)

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Evolving Perspectives on the History of Psychology
Evolving Perspectives on the History of Psychology
by Wade E Pickren
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Twenty-seven chapters represent an historical approach to the discipline of psychology and together outline the development of the field. The book describes the founding of the discipline, its development as a natural science and then as a social and... (read more)

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The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory
The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory
by J Moussaief Masson
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Did Freud hide the truth about child sexual abuse? Here, Masson provides a startling, provocative, and devastating examination of the development of modern psychoanalysis, and argues that Freud's own suppressed theories demand a reevaluation of the... (read more)

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