Journals Higher Education

$21.95

Paperback

22 March 2012

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199921577


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The Loss of Sadness

How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder

Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield

  • Controversial, high-profile thesis that depression is largely a made-up phenomenon by the mental health profession, and especially psychiatry
  • Has drawn significant review attention in professional journals as well as in high-end mainstream press
  • Robert Spitzer, MD, has a provided a foreword endorsing the book's thesis AGAINST the DSM
  • A fascinating read for both physicians and the lay audience
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