The Book of Woe

The Book of Woe

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a€œGary Greenberg has become the Dante of our psychiatric age, and the DSM-5 is his Inferno.a€ a€”Errol Morris Since its debut in 1952, the American Psychiatric Associationa€™s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set down the a€œofficiala€ view on what constitutes mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973. Each revision has created controversy, but the DSM-5 has taken fire for encouraging doctors to diagnose more illnessesa€”and to prescribe sometimes unnecessary or harmful medications. Respected author and practicing psychotherapist Gary Greenberg embedded himself in the war that broke out over the fifth edition, and returned with an unsettling tale. Exposing the deeply flawed process behind the DSM-5a€™s compilation, The Book of Woe reveals how the manual turns suffering into a commoditya€”and made the APA its own biggest beneficiary.Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry I asked him to elaborate and got this back: When you had an incredible platform ... Late in February, the Department ofHealth and Human Services confirmed that the ICD10 would not be implementedanbsp;...

Title:The Book of Woe
Author: Gary Greenberg
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-05-02

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