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Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm

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Has the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association been eclipsed by an ultra-liberal agenda?
Hardcover, 346 pages
Published March 6th 2005 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2005)
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andrea
Apr 23, 2007 andrea rated it it was amazing
This edited volume, for lack of a better phrase, bitch-slaps the professional psychological community's current practices. Under attack are Continuing Education (CE), the intelligence (IQ) controversies, the over-medication of children, the current nosological system for mental disorders, among other controversial topics. Even if you disagree with the content of this volume, it is an excercise in critical thinking that anyone in any field should engage in. At the very least you will have solidif ...more
Bridget
Sep 11, 2007 Bridget rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Nancy Johnson
I recommend this book to anyone in the mental health field. This is an edited volume with the subtitle "The Well-Intentioned Path to Harm." It clarified for me many of my fuzzy perceptions of the field I love. The issues discussed here are important to consider, whether you're a die-hard APA member or (like me) someone who can no longer support the political vision masquerading as science. I'd love to know what you think of this book!
Angela Blair
Very informative and changed the way I think about victims and their mental health.
Emil O. W. Kirkegaard
An odd collection of works. Not mainstream. Some of it is very good, some of it is fringe/pseudoscience (think ADHD denialism and Szasz style denialism about mental disorders).
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