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Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous To Your Mental Health

Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous To Your Mental Health

  • Author : William Glasser, M.D.
  • Pub. Date : January 2004
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Pages : 244
  • Price : $12

This iconoclastic book, endorsed by Dr. Wayne Dyer, challenges the application of the medical model to behavior. Dr. Glasser points out that few of the current pharmacological treatments are specific for an identified brain condition. He suggests that Choice Theory psychology represents an alternate model for treatment of unhappiness, the fundamental human behavioral problem. You can follow his arguments as he explains the social and economic forces supporting the propagation of the medical model and the alternative: application of Choice Theory psychology.

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“But when you are unhappy and go to a psychiatrist who prescribes brain drugs, it is very easy to mistake the pleasure you may be getting from the drugs for happiness.” “… The drugs are prescribed with the idea that feeling better is all you need. But this isn’t all you need. It’s even worse than all you need, because you mistake the pleasure of the drug for happiness. You may feel better but you are just as lonely as you would be if you were in a bar drinking alone. That loneliness will soon overcome the pleasure the drug provides. There is no happiness drug, legal or illegal, that brings people closer together.” — William Glasser, M.D.”

Category : Counseling