Saving normal : an insider's revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the medicalization of ordinary life / Allen Frances.
By: Frances, Allen.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, �2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: xx, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062229250; 0062229257.Subject(s): Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. 5th ed | Mental illness -- Classification | Mental illness -- Diagnosis | Psychiatry -- United States | Maladies mentales -- Classification | Maladies mentales -- Diagnostic | Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders | Mental illness | Mental illness -- Diagnosis | Psychiatry | United States | Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders | Maladies mentales -- Classification | Maladies mentales -- Diagnostic | Psychiatrie -- �Etats-UnisGenre/Form: Classification.DDC classification: 616.89/075 Online resources: More Info
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -304) and index.
Part I. Normality under siege. What's normal and what's not? ; From shaman to shrink ; Diagnostic inflation -- Part II. Psychiatric fads can be bad for your health. Fads of the past ; Fads of the present ; Fads of the future -- Part III. Getting back to normal. Taming diagnostic inflation ; The smart consumer ; The worst and the best of psychiatry.
Francis argues that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders threatens to destroy what is considered normal and that grief, sorrow, stress, disappointment, and other feelings are part of life, not a psychiatric disease.