Monica Gullotta, M.S., will take you on a magnificent journey as she explores the faulty assumptions we have about anxiety and depression. She will challenge you to rethink your viewpoint as she shares the personal success stories of herself and others who have chosen to reconsider and reevaluate their beliefs about mental health.
Therapy Land is the true story of a young woman’s struggle to overcome the severe anxiety-related disorders caused by a childhood spent in a dysfunctional family with a mentally ill father and severely narcissistic mother.
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?
The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices.
Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freud’s scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin—but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary discoveries of lasting value. Now, drawing on rarely consulted archives, Frederick Crews has assembled a great volume of evidence that reveals a surprising new Freud: a man who blundered tragicomically in his dealings with patients, who in fact never cured anyone, who promoted cocaine as a miracle drug capable of curing a wide range of diseases, and who advanced his career through falsifying case histories and betraying the mentors who had helped him to rise.
Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry - A Doctor's Revelations about a Profession in Crisis
IN THIS STIRRING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WAKE-UP CALL, psychiatrist Daniel Carlat exposes deeply disturbing problems plaguing his profession, revealing the ways it has abandoned its essential purpose: to understand the mind, so that psychiatrists can heal mental illness and not just treat symptoms.