Toxic Psychiatry (Paperback)Peter Breggin (author)
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 02/07/2010
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One of America's most controversial writers in the field, Breggin, writes about the uses and abuses of electroconvulsive therapy and drug therapy in the USA, where such things are used as cure-alls. He details the success of "talking therapy", and other psychosocial interventions in helping people diagnosed by psychiatrists as schizophrenic, depressed, panic disordered, hyperactive, and learning disabled, and documents how many of these conditions can be healed through love, guidance, empathy, family therapy, rehabilitation and the teaching of coping skills. And how psychiatry, motivated by power and money, increasingly favours chemical and mechanistic interventions.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 40 mm
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