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Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transaction Pub
Publication date July 17, 2015
Pages 346
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781412855921
ISBN-10 1412855926
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
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*Winner of an honorable mention from theSociety for Social Work and ResearchforOutstanding Social Work Book Award

Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health research, including the remaking of coercion into scientific psychiatric treatment, the adoption of an unscientific diagnostic system that controls the distribution of services, and how drug treatments have failed to improve the mental health outcome.

When it comes to understanding and treating mental illness, distortions of research are not rare, misinterpretation of data is not isolated, and bogus claims of success are not voiced by isolated researchers seeking aggrandizement. This book’s detailed analysis of coercion and community treatment, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology reveals that these characteristics are endemic, institutional, and protected in psychiatry. They are not just bad science, but mad science.

This book provides an engaging and readable scientific and social critique of current mental health practices. The authors are scholars, researchers, and clinicians who have written extensively about community care, diagnosis, and psychoactive drugs. This paperback edition makes Mad Science accessible to all specialists in the field as well as to the informed public.



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Hardcover
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With Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory | from Transaction Pub (April 4, 2013)
9781412849760 | details & prices | 346 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $49.95
About: *Winner of an honorable mention from theSociety for Social Work and ResearchforOutstanding Social Work Book Award Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science.
Paperback
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With Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory | Reprint edition from Transaction Pub (July 17, 2015)
9781412855921 | details & prices | 346 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $29.95
About: *Winner of an honorable mention from theSociety for Social Work and ResearchforOutstanding Social Work Book Award Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science.

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