Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good (Paperback)
  • Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good (Paperback)

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 09/05/2013
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Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed - 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year - and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952 to 374 today? The everyday sufferings and setbacks of life are now 'medicalised' into illnesses that require treatment - usually with highly profitable drugs. Psychological therapist James Davies uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients' well-being. The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that work no better than placebos; research regularly manipulated to produce positive results; doctors, seduced by huge pharmaceutical rewards, creating more disorders and prescribing more pills; and ethical, scientific and treatment flaws unscrupulously concealed by mass-marketing. Cracked reveals for the first time the true human cost of an industry that, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848315563

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I very much enjoyed reading this excellent book. There are an increasing amount of books out on this subject but none exposes psychiatry in the way Dr James Davies dos: through the mouth of its practioners. This... More

Paperback edition
26th August 2013
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“And cracked it is..”

Cracked. That’s the only possible way I can describe this book. Oh it made me angry. Livid. And I could only dream about ever being able to write as good and fitting a review as Andrew Solomon did in his essay “Smug... More

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18th August 2013
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