They Say You're Crazy: How The World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal (Paperback)

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The inside story of the process by which the mental-health elite judge us all

How are decisions made about who is normal? As a former consultant to those who construct the "bible of the mental-health professions," the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), Paula Caplan offers and insider's look at the process by which decisions about abnormality are made. Cutting through the professional psycho-babble, Caplan clearly assesses the astonishing extent to which scientific methods and evidence are disregarded as the handbook is developed. A must read for consumers and practitioners of the mental-health establishment, which through its creation of potentially damaging interpretations and labels, has the power to alter our lives in devastating ways.

About the Author


Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., chosen by the American Psychological Association as an "eminent woman psychologist," is the author of the bestselling The Myth of Women's Masochism and Don't Blame Mother, among other books. She is a clinical and research psychologist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780201488326
ISBN-10: 0201488329
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publication Date: March 4th, 1996
Pages: 382
Language: English