May222013

lareviewofbooks:

Andrew Scull takes on the psychiatric industry and the legitimacy of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in this review of two scathing analyses by a psychotherapist and a neuropsychiatrist:

Both men, though, see the DSM as a disaster — a psychiatry built upon such foundations as a rickety, unsafeunscientific enterprise that faces looming catastrophe. And as weird as it is to see two such narcissistic know-it-alls (see DSM IV TR diagnosis 301.81, Narcissistic Personality Disorder) agreeing on anything, in view of their completely divergent starting points and competing grandiose senses of self-importance, they may well be right.

Read more here.

Oohhhh must read. 

(Source: lareviewofbooks)

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