The Book of Woe

The Book of Woe
Author: Gary Greenberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN: 1101621109
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Woe Book Excerpt:

“Gary Greenberg has become the Dante of our psychiatric age, and the DSM-5 is his Inferno.” —Errol Morris Since its debut in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set down the “official” 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 illnesses—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-5’s compilation, The Book of Woe reveals how the manual turns suffering into a commodity—and made the APA its own biggest beneficiary.

The Church as a Culture of Care

The Church as a Culture of Care
Author: T. Dale Johnson, Jr.
Publsiher: New Growth Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2021-10-04
ISBN: 1645071839
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Church as a Culture of Care Book Excerpt:

We all know people in our world are strugglingeating disorders, addictions, depression, sexual issues, marital problemsthe list goes on and on. Can the church help or is that an outdated concept that no longer fits modern problems? In The Church as a Culture of Care, biblical counselor Dale Johnson explains that the church is still the primary place where those who struggle can receive lasting hope and healing. Pastors and lay leaders in the church often feel inadequate to address certain needs and are unsure of how to help. This book is designed to help erase the stigma of mental health issues in the church and to present the church as the primary haven for answers to deep-seated human problems. Readers will learn that God has designed every function of the church to be an integral part of soul care. God has provided the church with the necessary us to care well for one another. Prayer, the Word, the work of the Holy Spirit, and Christian community are Gods provisions to lead all of us to Christeven those with the deepest struggles. Counselors, ministers, and lay leaders will be empowered to have confidence in Gods purpose for the church, the power of his Spirit, and the sufficiency of his Word for soul care.

A Profession Without Reason

A Profession Without Reason
Author: Bruce E. Levine
Publsiher: AK Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2022-06-22
ISBN: 1849354618
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Profession Without Reason Book Excerpt:

There is today a crisis in psychiatry. Even the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Thomas Insel, has said: “Whatever we’ve been doing for five decades, it ain’t working.” The field requires a completely fresh look, and clinical psychologist Bruce Levine—a man often at odds with his profession—enlists the early Enlightenment philosopher Baruch de Spinoza to help work through the problem. Readers unfamiliar with Spinoza will be intrigued by the modern relevance of his radical philosophical, psychological, and political ideas. Levine compares the radical/moderate divide among Enlightenment thinkers to a similar divergence between contemporary critics of psychiatry, siding historically with Spinoza in order to bring an equivalent intellectual force to bear upon our modern crisis and calling for new forms of free and enlightened thinking.

A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders
Author: E. Deidre Pribram
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2016-01-13
ISBN: 1317700651
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders Book Excerpt:

In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties this phenomenon to a tension between two fundamentally different approaches to emotion: an individualist approach, which regards emotions as the property of the individual, whether biologically or psychologically, and a culturalist approach, which regards emotions as collective, social processes with distinctive histories and meanings that work to produce particularized subjects. While she links a strong preference for the individualist construct in Western culture to the rise of the psychological and psychiatric disciplines at the turn of the twentieth century, Pribram also engages with a diverse set of case studies tied to psychological and aesthetic discourses on emotions. These range from Van Gogh’s status as emotionally disordered to the public, emotional aesthetics of 19th century melodrama to the diagnostic categories of the DSMs and the fear of "globalizing" emotional disorders in the 21st century. This genuinely interdisciplinary approach makes for a text with potential application in a wide range of disciplines within cultural studies, including sociocultural and historical analysis of psychiatry and psychology, gender theory, subject and identity theory, popular culture studies, and history and theory of the arts.

Mania and Marjorie Diehl Armstrong

Mania and Marjorie Diehl Armstrong
Author: Jerry Clark,Ed Palattella
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1442260084
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mania and Marjorie Diehl Armstrong Book Excerpt:

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, as one judge described her, was “a coldly calculated criminal recidivist and serial killer.” She had experienced a lifetime of murder, mayhem, and mental illness. She killed two boyfriends, including one whose body was stuffed in a freezer. And she was convicted in one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s strangest cases: the Pizza Bomber case, in which a pizza deliveryman died when a bomb locked to his neck exploded after he robbed a bank in 2003 near Erie, Pennsylvania, Diehl-Armstrong’s hometown. Diehl-Armstrong’s life unfolded in an enthralling portrait; a fascinating interplay between mental illness and the law. As a female serial killer, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong was in a rare category. In the early 1970s, she was a high-achieving graduate student pursuing a career in education but suffered from bipolar disorder. Before her death, she was sentenced to serve life plus thirty years in federal prison. In Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella examine female serial killers by focusing on the fascinating and tragic life of one woman. This book also explores mental illness and forensic psychology and provides a history of how American jurisprudence has grappled with such complex and controversial issues as the insanity defense and mental competency to stand trial. The authors’ account shows why Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong was unlike any other criminal – man or woman – in American history. Accounts of Diehl-Armstrong’s travails – her difficult childhood, her murder trials, her hoarding – are interpolated with chapters about mental disorders and the law.

Fighting for Recovery

Fighting for Recovery
Author: Phyllis Vine
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN: 080707974X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting for Recovery Book Excerpt:

An essential history of the recovery movement for people with mental illness, and an inspiring account of how former patients and advocates challenged a flawed system and encouraged mental health activism This definitive people’s history of the recovery movement spans the 1970s to the present day and proves to readers just how essential mental health activism is to every person in this country, whether you have a current psychiatric diagnosis or not. In Fighting for Recovery, professor and mental health advocate Phyllis Vine tells the history of the former psychiatric patients, families, and courageous activists who formed a patients’ liberation movement that challenged medical authority and proved to the world that recovery from mental illness is possible. Mental health discussions have become more common in everyday life, but there are still enormous numbers of people with psychiatric illness in jails and prisons or who are experiencing homelessness – proving there is still progress to be made. This is a book for you A friend or family member of someone with serious psychiatric diagnoses, to understand the history of mental health reform A person struggling with their own diagnoses, to learn how other patients have advocated for themselves An activist in the peer-services network: social workers, psychologists, and peer counselors, to advocate for change in the treatment of psychiatric patients at the institutional and individual levels A policy maker, clinical psychologist, psychiatric resident, or scholar who wants to become familiar with the social histories of mental illness

The Skeptical Professional s Guide to Psychiatry

The Skeptical Professional   s Guide to Psychiatry
Author: Charles E. Dean
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2020-11-22
ISBN: 1000245586
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeptical Professional s Guide to Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This text critically examines the shortcomings of psychiatry; the flawed development of the diagnostic system, including the DSM-5; and the failure to advance the effectiveness of antipsychotics and antidepressants. Starting with an overview of the evolution of psychiatry, Dean explores the creation, use, and misuse of medications, a process largely driven by drug companies. Other chapters describe the benefits and risks of medications, the problems associated with rational prescribing, and the embrace of so-called novel therapies including hallucinogenic drugs and opioids. Chapters end with a set of clinical notes that provide specific recommendations to clinicians, families, patients, and other providers, emphasizing the risks and benefits of treatment with medications but also stressing alternative approaches. This book will challenge clinicians to think critically about the DSM-5 and the current systems of diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses in the hopes of ultimately improving the lives of people with mental illnesses.

Philosophy and Psychiatry

Philosophy and Psychiatry
Author: Daniel D. Moseley,Gary Gala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN: 1317422007
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking volume of original essays presents fresh avenues of inquiry at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Contributors draw from a variety of fields, including evolutionary psychiatry, phenomenology, biopsychosocial models, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, neuroethics, behavioral economics, and virtue theory. Philosophy and Psychiatry’s unique structure consists of two parts: in the first, philosophers write five lead essays with replies from psychiatrists. In the second part, this arrangement is reversed. The result is an interdisciplinary exchange that allows for direct discourse, and a volume at the forefront of defining an emerging discipline. Philosophy and Psychiatry will be of interest to professionals in philosophy and psychiatry, as well as mental health researchers and clinicians.

Psychiatric Hegemony

Psychiatric Hegemony
Author: Bruce M. Z. Cohen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1137460512
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Hegemony Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive Marxist critique of the business of mental health, demonstrating how the prerogatives of neoliberal capitalism for productive, self-governing citizens have allowed the discourse on mental illness to expand beyond the psychiatric institution into many previously untouched areas of public and private life including the home, school and the workplace. Through historical and contemporary analysis of psy-professional knowledge-claims and practices, Bruce Cohen shows how the extension of psychiatric authority can only be fully comprehended through the systematic theorising of power relations within capitalist society. From schizophrenia and hysteria to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, from spinning chairs and lobotomies to shock treatment and antidepressants, from the incarceration of working class women in the nineteenth century to the torture of prisoners of the ‘war on terror’ in the twenty-first, Psychiatric Hegemony is an uncompromising account of mental health ideology in neoliberal society.

Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Psychiatry and Its Discontents
Author: Andrew Scull
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 0520383133
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry and Its Discontents Book Excerpt:

Written by one of the world’s most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness. Andrew Scull traces the rise of the field, the midcentury hegemony of psychoanalytic methods, and the paradigm’s decline with the ascendance of biological and pharmaceutical approaches to mental illness. The book’s historical sweep is broad, ranging from the age of the asylum to the rise of psychopharmacology and the dubious triumphs of “community care.” The essays in Psychiatry and Its Discontents provide a vivid and compelling portrait of the recurring crises of legitimacy experienced by “mad-doctors,” as psychiatrists were once called, and illustrates the impact of psychiatry’s ideas and interventions on the lives of those afflicted with mental illness.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2000
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN: 0123977533
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy

Using Basic Personality Research to Inform Personality Pathology

Using Basic Personality Research to Inform Personality Pathology
Author: Douglas B. Samuel,Donald R. Lynam
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN: 0190227087
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Basic Personality Research to Inform Personality Pathology Book Excerpt:

Personality pathology, which is characterized by a pervasive, maladaptive, and inflexible pattern of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, has long been considered a set of categories that are distinct from each other and from "normal" personality. Research over the past three decades, however, has challenged that assumed separation, and instead suggests that abnormal personality is merely a maladaptive extension of the same features that describe the personalities of all humans. Using Basic Personality Research to Inform the Personality Disorders will present the work of prominent thinkers at the intersections of social, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology to consider theoretical and empirical issues relevant to how basic personality research can inform the scientific understanding of personality pathology. Surveying cutting-edge research on the science of basic personality and demonstrating how these ideas and methods can be applied to the conceptualization of pathology, the book first provides a historical overview, followed by an account of the current state of the personality disorder literature. Ensuing chapters highlight critical issues in the assessment and conceptualization of personality, its development across the life course, and biological underpinnings. These chapters are valuable primers on the basic science of personality, from specific genes to complex social interactions. Furthermore, each chapter aims not only to elucidate current understandings of personality, but to demonstrate its direct application to clinical diagnosis and conceptualization. Using Basic Personality Research to Inform the Personality Disorders is the first edited volume to present such diverse perspectives across biological, developmental, clinical, and social psychology from leading researchers in basic and disordered personality, and will be of interest to a broad range of students, scientists, and practitioners.

Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Mental Health
Author: Sylvia Mignon, MSW, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN: 0826164439
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Clear, comprehensive, and accessible, this textbook presents an overview of the contemporary American mental health system and its impact on clients and social workers. The failure of the system to provide quality care for the mentally ill is explored, including issues and policies that social workers face in accessing mental health care for their clients, while also discussing the ways in which social workers can improve the overall functioning of the system and promote the development and expansion of policy and practice innovations. This is the first textbook to examine the lack of understanding of the roots of mental illness, the challenges in classification of mental disorders for social workers, and difficult behavioral manifestations of mental illness. By looking at the flaws and disparities in the provision of mental health services, especially in relation to the criminal justice system and homelessness and mental illness, social work students will be able to apply policy and practice to improve mental health care in their everyday work. A focus on the lived experiences of the mentally ill and their families, along with the experiences of social workers, adds a unique, real-world perspective. Key Features: Delivers a clear and accessible overview and critique of social work in the broader context of mental health care in the US Reviews historical and current mental health policies, laws, and treatments, and assesses their impact on social services for the mentally ill Investigates racial and ethnic disparities in mental health provision Incorporates the experiences of people with mental illness as well as those of social workers Offers recommendations for future social work development of mental health policies and services Includes Instructors Manual with PowerPoint slides, chapter summaries and objectives, and discussion questions Addresses CSWE core competency requirements

Political Refugees

Political Refugees
Author: Armin Danesh,Alison Assiter
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2022-03-14
ISBN: 1538161397
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Refugees Book Excerpt:

"Coupling existential themes with politics and psychology, this unique book tells the story of Iranian political refugees, through case studies and Armin Danesh's own life story. All the refugees presented here were politically engaged and suffered as a consequence, but this book demonstrates people's capacity to transform themselves through crisis"--

Psychopathology

Psychopathology
Author: James E. Maddux,Barbara A. Winstead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 507
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 1317697995
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of Psychopathology is the most up-to-date text about the etiology and treatment of the most important psychological disorders. Intended for first-year graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and related programs, this new edition, revised to be consistent with the DSM-5, continues to focus on research and empirically-supported information while also challenging students to think critically. The first part of the book covers the key issues, ideas, and concepts in psychopathology, providing students with a set of conceptual tools that will help them read more thoroughly and critically the second half of the book, which focuses on specific disorders. Each chapter in the second and third sections provides a definition, description, and brief history of the disorder it discusses, and outlines theory and research on etiology and empirically-supported treatments. This edition also features a companion website hosting lecture slides, a testbank, an instructor’s manual, case studies and exercises, and more.

Mind Fixers Psychiatry s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

Mind Fixers  Psychiatry s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness
Author: Anne Harrington
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 1324001976
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Fixers Psychiatry s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness Book Excerpt:

Mind Fixers tells the history of psychiatry’s quest to understand the biological basis of mental illness and asks where we need to go from here. In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how the stalling of early twentieth century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with some justification, that they had better ways of analyzing and fixing minds. But when the Freudians overreached, they drove psychiatry into a state of crisis that a new “biological revolution” was meant to alleviate. Harrington shows how little that biological revolution had to do with breakthroughs in science, and why the field has fallen into a state of crisis in our own time. Mind Fixers makes clear that psychiatry’s waxing and waning biological enthusiasms have been shaped not just by developments in the clinic and lab, but also by a surprising range of social factors, including immigration, warfare, grassroots activism, and assumptions about race and gender. Government programs designed to empty the state mental hospitals, acrid rivalries between different factions in the field, industry profit mongering, consumerism, and an uncritical media have all contributed to the story as well. In focusing particularly on the search for the biological roots of schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder, Harrington underscores the high human stakes for the millions of people who have sought medical answers for their mental suffering. This is not just a story about doctors and scientists, but about countless ordinary people and their loved ones. A clear-eyed, evenhanded, and yet passionate tour de force, Mind Fixers recounts the past and present struggle to make mental illness a biological problem in order to lay the groundwork for creating a better future, both for those who suffer and for those whose job it is to care for them.

The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology 5 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology  5 Volume Set
Author: Robin L. Cautin,Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 3215
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN: 0470671270
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology 5 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

“Recommended. Undergraduates through faculty/researchers; professionals/practitioners;general readers.” – Choice Includes well over 500 A-Z entries of between 500 and 7,500 words in length covering the main topics, key concepts, and influential figures in the field of clinical psychology Serves as a comprehensive reference with emphasis on philosophical and historical issues, cultural considerations, and conflicts Offers a historiographical overview of the ways in which research influences practice Cites the best and most up-to-date scientific evidence for each topic, encouraging readers to think critically 5 Volumes www.encyclopediaclinicalpsychology.com

Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis

Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis
Author: Deborah C. Beidel,B. Christopher Frueh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2018-04-11
ISBN: 1119384176
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

The definitive resource for psychological diagnosis, updated with the latest research Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis offers comprehensive coverage of psychological disorders and presents a balanced integration of empirical data and diagnostic criteria to aid in understanding diagnosis and psychopathology. Designed to support students of clinical psychology, counseling, nursing, and social work, this invaluable resource merges overviews, case studies, and examination of individual disorders in an accessible format that facilitates easy reference. Broad-reaching issues such as interviewing and cross cultural considerations are discussed in detail for their effect on the clinical presentation of every disorder and case studies illustrate how diagnoses are reached and applied in real-world clinical settings. Updated to reflect the latest advances in research, this new 8th Edition includes new coverage of personality disorders, a new chapter on the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDOC), new authors for a number of the chapters, and contributions by leaders in the field to provide students with exceptional insight into psychopathology and diagnosis. Get up to date on the latest research based on DSM-5 categorization Easily locate and retain information with a proven chapter structure Examine a new alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders Include cross-cultural considerations throughout investigation and diagnosis In clarifying DSM-5 classification and diagnostic guidelines while integrating leading-edge research with a case study approach, this book provides the most complete, most up-to-date reference for graduate students and practitioners alike. Thorough coverage of essential topics such as neurological foundations, dual diagnoses, eating disorders, anxiety, gender issues and more provides both theoretical insight as well as practical understanding, making Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis once again a top resource for the field.

Values and Ethics in Mental Health

Values and Ethics in Mental Health
Author: Alastair Morgan,Anne Felton,Bill Fulford
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 1350313181
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values and Ethics in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Mental health is the one area of health care where people are often treated against their will, with the justification that it is in their own interest. This raises significant ethical questions and value dilemmas; questions of autonomy, human rights, power and treatment. An understanding of how values matter is of vital importance across all disciplines working within the mental health field. This book provides a comprehensive and exploratory text for practitioners, students and all those interested in developing a knowledge of both ethics and the wider framework of values-based practice. It is unique in being fully co-written by authors representing both service user and service provider perspectives. This exciting new text will enable the mental health practitioner to work more co-productively with service users within a humane and just approach to care. With an emphasis on rights-based compassionate care throughout, this book: - Tackles the issues of how mental health is understood through key theoretical debates about mental distress, values and labelling; - Encourages readers to think critically about their understanding of key issues such as recovery, autonomy, power, knowledge, diagnoses and empathy; - Draws on a wide range of case examples and exercises to help readers deepen their knowledge of values-based practice and ethics in mental health.

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model
Author: Eric Maisel,Chuck Ruby
Publsiher: Ethics International Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2022-02-21
ISBN: 1871891701
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model Book Excerpt:

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model is the first Volume of the Ethics International Press Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry Series. Understanding the current systems of psychology and psychiatry is profoundly important. So is exploring alternatives. The Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry Series presents solicited chapters from international experts on a wide variety of underexplored subjects. This is a series for mental health researchers, teachers, and practitioners, for parents and interested lay readers, and for anyone trying to make sense of anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. Critiquing the Psychiatric Model sets out to present a clear picture of the current Òmental disorder paradigm,Ó one that claims an ability to Òdiagnose and treat mental disordersÓ and that provides ÒmedicationÓ as its primary treatment. Critiquing the Psychiatric Model traces the history of the psychiatric model and its Òdiagnostic manualÓ and identifies its flaws and problem areas by presenting more than twenty solicited chapters from experts worldwide.