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American Therapy by Jonathan Engel
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I liked this just fine - a very basic rundown of the development of the field over the past century and a half. I do think the author's assumption that the decline of organized religion is responsible for the recent prominence of substance abuse is misguided, and I would have liked more information about the history of the American mental hospital, which is basically glossed over in favor of outpatient care. A fine place to start reading on the topic, as far as I can tell.
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