They Say You're Crazy
How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal
By (author) Paula J. Caplan
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They Say You're Crazy by Paula J. Caplan
Book DescriptionHow are decisions made about who is normal? As a former consultant to those who construct the "bible of the mental-health professions," the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), Paula Caplan offers and insider's look at the process by which decisions about abnormality are made. Cutting through the professional psycho-babble, Caplan clearly assesses the astonishing extent to which scientific methods and evidence are disregarded as the handbook is developed. A must read for consumers and practitioners of the mental-health establishment, which through its creation of potentially damaging interpretations and labels, has the power to alter our lives in devastating ways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201488326
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 12-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paula J. Caplan
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New Don't Blame Mother, Paperback (May 2000)
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Gender Differences in Human Cognition, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Paula J. Caplan
This new volume in the Counterpoints series not only summarizes and addresses the validity (or invalidity) of research into gender differences, it also questions the ideology behind this research, and its consequences.
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Author Biography - Paula J. Caplan
Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D. chosen by the American Psychological Association as an "eminent woman psychologist," is the author of the bestselling The Myth of Women's Masochism and Don't Blame Mother, among other books. She is a clinical and research psychologist.
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