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Mad science : psychiatric coercion, diagnosis, and drugs

Kirk, Stuart A. 1945- (Author). Gomory, Tomi. (Added Author). Cohen, David, 1954- (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 469 .K575 2013 30775305470875 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781412849760 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1412849764 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 346 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Illusions of psychiatric progress -- The history and historians of madness -- The therapeutic coercion of the mad in the community -- And DSM said : let there be disorder -- The failure of descriptive diagnosis -- Dancing with drugs -- From drugs to medications and back -- The structure of mad science.
Summary, etc.: "When it comes to understanding and treating madness, distortions of research are not rare, misinterpretation of data is not isolated, and bogus claims of success are not voiced by isolated researchers seeking aggrandizement. This book's detailed analyses of coercion and community treatment, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology reveals that these characteristics of bad science are endemic, institutional, and protected in psychiatry. This is mad science. Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are not based on convincing research, but on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health, including the remaking of coercion into scientific psychiatric treatment in the community, the adoption of an unscientific diagnostic system that now controls the distribution of services, and how drug treatments have failed to improve the mental health outcome." -- Publisher's description.
Subject: Mental illness Diagnosis
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
Mental Disorders history United States
Mental Disorders drug therapy United States
Psychiatry history United States
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