Saving Normal

An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life
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Product Number: Z100123779
Released: Jun 14, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541426900
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In Saving Normal, Allen Frances, one of the world's most influential psychiatrists, warns that mislabeling everyday problems as mental illness has shocking implications for individuals and society: stigmatizing a healthy person as mentally ill leads to unnecessary, harmful medications, the narrowing of horizons, misallocation of medical resources, and draining of the budgets of families and the nation. We also shift responsibility for our mental well-being away from our own naturally resilient and self-healing brains, which have kept us sane for hundreds of thousands of years, and into the hands of "Big Pharma," who are reaping multi-billion-dollar profits. Masterfully charting the history of psychiatric fads throughout history, Frances argues that whenever we arbitrarily label another aspect of the human condition a "disease," we further chip away at our human adaptability and diversity, dulling the full palette of what is normal and losing something fundamental of ourselves in the process. Saving Normal is a call to all of us to reclaim the full measure of our humanity.

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Author(s): Allen Frances
Original Publish Date: Jun 14, 2017

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Author(s): Allen Frances
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Product Number DD32772
Released: Jun 14, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541406902
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Author(s): Allen Frances
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