Cracked

Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

James Davies
Cracked

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9781848316546
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Icon Books Ltd
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06 Mar 2014
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Controversial and powerful - a shocking indictment of the pseudo-science at the heart of modern psychiatry

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.

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