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They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal

The inside story of how the world's most powerful psychiatrists, who write the diagnostic manual that they falsely claim is solidly scientific. Caplan belonged to two groups that helped write the manual and resigned in horror when she saw how little science but a great deal of politics and just plain ignorance determines decisions about: Who is mentally ill? What is a mental illness anyway? Serious harm that has been done to people just because they get a psychiatric label is described. A quick read designed for the general reader, as well as professionals, it's filled with stories about what Caplan saw firsthand, and they are entertaining though deeply troubling.