They Say You'Re Crazy / Edition 1

They Say You'Re Crazy / Edition 1

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by Paula J. Caplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201488329

ISBN-13: 9780201488326

Pub. Date: 03/01/1996

Publisher: Da Capo Press

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201488326
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
0.85(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1How Do They Decide Who Is Normal?1
2Whose Normality Is It, Anyway?33
3Do Mental Health Professionals Think Anyone Is Normal?59
4How the American Psychiatric Association Decides Who Is Not Normal - Part I83
5How the American Psychiatric Association Decides Who Is Not Normal - Part II122
6Delusional Dominating Personality Disorder: "If This Sounds Discouraging, I'm Afraid It Is Meant To"168
7How Gatekeeping Replaces Scientific Precision185
8What Motivates the DSM Authors?226
9Media: The Good and the Bad240
10Where's the Harm, and What Will Help?272
Appendix A: Newspaper and Magazine Articles about PMDD291
Appendix B: Broadcast Segments or Shows about LLPDD/PMDD293
Notes295
Bibliography319
Index341
Permission Acknowledgments357

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They Say You'Re Crazy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does what it sets out to do from the writer prespective. Dr. Caplan opened my eyes and reminded me to take a second look at what I will diagnose and not believe everything that I am told. She reminded me about the importance of doing my homework/research. OMG! She went up against the DSM and she is still standing, was my first thought after I read this book. Very good book that I feel all individuals should read that will have any dealings with the DSM whether you are a counselor or a patient.