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Warning : Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health - William Glasser, M.D.


Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

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How psychopharmacology has usurped the role of psychotherapy in our society, to the great detriment of the patients involved.

William Glasser describes in Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health the sea change that has taken place in the treatment of mental health in the last few years. Millions of patients are now routinely being given prescriptions for 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 had 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.

Who am I, who are you, and what is mental health? -- The difference between physical health and mental health -- Unhappiness is the cause of your symptoms -- The first Choice Theory Focus Group session : choosing your symptoms -- We have learned to destroy our own happiness -- Introducing external control psychology and choice theory -- The third Choice Theory Focus Group session : Joan, Barry, and Roger -- The role of our genes in our mental health -- How can you say that we choose our symptoms? -- The fourth Choice Theory Focus Group session : Luck, intimacy, and our quality world -- The fifth Choice Theory Focus Group session -- Important material from Al Siebert, Ph. D., and Anthony Black -- You have finished the book, now what?

ISBN: 9780062032010
ISBN-10: 0062032011
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th November 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia