Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health
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Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

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How psychopharmacology has usurped the role of psychotherapy in our society, to the great detriment of the patients involved.

William Glasser describes in Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health the sea change that has taken place in the treatment of mental health in the last few years. Millions of patients are now routinely being given prescriptions for...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by Harper Perennial (first published April 29th 2003)
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Keith Kendall
In the introduction and chapter 1 it is quite clear that the hazardous part is what he calls "brain drugs." He contends that mental health just like physical health is a continuum with most people in the middle, and that being in the middle isn't being mentally ill, but that being in the middle is called "unhappiness."

"Ritalin, a strong synthetic cocaine" (p3,32)

"Happiness or mental health is enjoying the live you are choosing to live, getting along well with the people near and dear to you, doi...more
Mike McMahon
Glasser (author of Reality Therapy) discusses his view that mental illness is not caused by biological brain chemistry as is asserted by modern psychiatry, but instead is caused by unhappiness. This in turn is due to difficulty in meeting the basic needs of survival, love & belonging, power, freedom, and fun. Glasser goes so far as to suggest that mental illness is an inaccurate term because mental health symptoms are not due to identifiable brain pathology. Therefore Glasser warns of the ha...more
Missy Bowen simmons
I used to be a member of the Glasser Institute as well as a trainer. I love and use most of Glasser's teachings in my classroom and personal life. Glasser lost me when he began saying health conditions such as diabetes and fibromyalgia are just a state of mind and can be cured by changing your way of thinking.
K, Nz
What an eye opener, and yet in some ways the underlying concepts or axioms are simple - it's an 'unlearning' process in a way.
The foreword was describing a situation that I'd find difficult to credit, if I wasn't reading someone's experience of it.
I read this a while back, and have reread - probably time to go back to it and refresh the core principles.
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