Cracked : Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good, Paperback / softback Book

Cracked : Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good Paperback / softback


Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed - 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year - and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952 to 374 today?The everyday sufferings and setbacks of life are now `medicalised' into illnesses that require treatment - usually with highly profitable drugs.

Psychological therapist James Davies uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients' well-being.

The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that work no better than placebos; research regularly manipulated to produce positive results; doctors, seduced by huge pharmaceutical rewards, creating more disorders and prescribing more pills; and ethical, scientific and treatment flaws unscrupulously concealed by mass-marketing. Cracked reveals for the first time the true human cost of an industry that, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychiatry
  • ISBN: 9781848316546



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