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Description - They Say You're Crazy by Paula Caplan

How 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 Details

ISBN: 9780201488326
ISBN-10: 0201488329
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 12-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paula 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.