Commonsense Rebellion: Debunking Psychiatry, Confronting Society : An A to Z Guide to Rehumanizingour Lives

Commonsense Rebellion Debunking Psychiatry Confronting Society An A to Z Guide to Rehumanizingour Lives In recent years the mental health industry has been attacked for the invalidity of its illnesses the unreliability of its diagnoses the dangers of its treatments and its corruption by drug companie

  • Title: Commonsense Rebellion: Debunking Psychiatry, Confronting Society : An A to Z Guide to Rehumanizingour Lives
  • Author: Bruce E. Levine
  • ISBN: 9780826413154
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In recent years the mental health industry has been attacked for the invalidity of its illnesses, the unreliability of its diagnoses, the dangers of its treatments, and its corruption by drug companies Commonsense Rebellion integrates those critiques and goes further.Nearly 1 in 4 American adults take psychiatric drugs, and Ritalin production has increased 800 percent sinIn recent years the mental health industry has been attacked for the invalidity of its illnesses, the unreliability of its diagnoses, the dangers of its treatments, and its corruption by drug companies Commonsense Rebellion integrates those critiques and goes further.Nearly 1 in 4 American adults take psychiatric drugs, and Ritalin production has increased 800 percent since 1990 Yet the mental health industry laments the fact that two thirds of us with diagnosable mental disorders do not seek treatment This book argues that institutional mental health s ever increasing diseases, disorders, and drugs have diverted us from examining an important rebellion against an increasingly impersonal and coercive institutional society which worships speed, power, and technology This has created fantastic wealth at least for some but its disregard for human autonomy, community, and diversity has come with a cost Depression has reportedly increased tenfold since 1900, and suicide levels for teenage boys have tripled since 1960 Have human genetics and serotonin levels changed that much, or has society

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    1. This book was very interesting in that the author took on the mental health industry and crossed chapters such as "ADHD" and "Addiction" with critiques of cultural and societal issues such as "Education" and "Incarceration". The author uses this format to both debunk much of the current psychiatric and mental health philosophies by instead pointing out how institutionalized oppression and disparities are driving people to depression, addiction, and other "popular" psychiatric labels.A thought pr [...]

    2. Until I found Bruce E. Levine, I suspected that much of psychology had to do with making people feel better about a society that wasn't working well for them. Levine, a psychologist himself, shows how to go about doing a 'people's psychology', using real psychological insights to understand why we suffer such pain and how to go about trying to make things better. This book has a dictionary or encyclopedia type of structure, and it has the amazing effect of making the reader feel less and less cr [...]

    3. Haven't read it yet but here are some choice quotes so far: "Parents, just as you shouldn't spike a drink for purposes of date rape, don't give your children drugs to make them meet your needs" and "Recognize that with institutional society's dismissal of much of the human experience, one of the few things left to stimulate is power."

    4. Haven't read it yet but here are some choice quotes so far: "Parents, just as you shouldn't spike a drink for purposes of date rape, don't give your children drugs to make them meet your needs" and "Recognize that with institutional society's dismissal of much of the human experience, one of the few things left to stimulate is power."

    5. I did not read the entire book. It had great ideas, but the structure caused the themes to repeat from chapter to chapter. I probably read 2/3 of it.

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