Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to your Mental HealthBook - 2003
Outlines changes that have taken place in the mental health industry in recent years, noting how doctors are more likely to prescribe potentially harmful antidepressants, and expressing concern about what such practices can mean to psychiatric patients. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
As expose on how psychopharmacology has usurped the role of psychotherapy in our society, to the great detriment of the patients involved.
In Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health, William Glasser describes the sea change that has taken place in the treatment of mental health in the last decade. Millions of patients are now routinely prescribed a wide range of drugs including Ritalin, Prosac, Zoloft and related drugs which can be harmful to the brain. A previous generation of patients would have been treated with a course of psychotherapy without brain–damaging chemicals. Glasser explains the wide implications of this radical change in treatment and what can be done to counter it.