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THE MISSING GENE: Psychiatry, Heredity, and the Fruitless Search for Genes

(They Say You're Crazy Cover)

By Jay Joseph, Psy.D.
Algora Publishing, January, 2006. Retail price $26.95 paperback, $29.95 hardcover. 324 pp.
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They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal

(They Say You're Crazy Cover)

by Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.
Paperback, 358 pages
ISBN: 0-201-48832-9
LCCN: 94-39662
Other Library #s: RC455.2.C4C37 1995
1995, Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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"How are decisions made about who is normal? As a former consultant to those who construct the 'bible of the mental-health professions,' the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) , Paula Caplan offers an insider's look at the process by which decisions about abnormality are made. Cutting through the professional psycho-babble, Caplan clearly assesses the astonishing extent to which scientific methods and evidence are disregarded as the Handbook is developed. A must read for consumers and practitioners of mental-health services."

Your Drug May be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

by Peter R. Breggin, MD and David Cohen
Hardback, 274 pages
ISBN: 0-7382-0184-7
LCCN: 99-63300
1999 Peter R. Breggin and David Cohen. Perseus Books
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"Psychiatric drugs are given upbeat names like antidepressent, tranquilizer, sleeping pill, stimulant, and mood stabalizer. They are prescribed to more than 20 million Americans to help with problem called 'depression,' 'anxiety,' 'panic disorder,' and 'attention deficit hyperactive disorder; But can these drugs do you more harm than good? Can they make you feel worse than you did before you took them or when you stop?"

Blaming Our Genes: Why Mental Illness Can't Be Inherited

by Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D.
Soft cover, 144 pages
ISBN: 0-9643635-7-7

2001 Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D. Kevco Publishing
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After searching the whole human genome over and over agian for years, not one single gene has ever been found that causes any mental illness. How then have scientists convinced the public and fooled themselves that the inhereitance model of mental illness is valid? This book tells you how and why.

Rape of the Soul: How the Chemical Imbalance Model of Modern Psychiatry has Failed its Patients

by Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D.
Soft cover, 144 pages
ISBN: 0-9643635-2-6

2001 Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D. Kevco Publishing
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Using scientifically sound evidence, Rape of the Soul convincingly demonstrates that NO chemical imbalances exist for any so called mental illness, and that psychiatric drugs do not cure mental illness. Instead, this book explains how drugs "work" by blocking out emotional pain, thereby robbing the soul of its fullest potential for healing and wholeness. Also clearly demonstrated is the fact that psychotherapy is superior to drug treatment for all disorders, including schizophrenia.

Mad in America

by Robert Whitaker
Hard cover, 334 pages
ISBN: 0-7382-0385-8

2002 Robert Whitaker. Perseus Publishing.
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Medical journalist Robert Whitaker reaveals an astounding truth: Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries, and quite possibly worse than asylum patients did in the early 19th century. Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy.

Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis

by Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D. and Lisa Cosgrove
Paperback: 269 pages
ISBN: 0765700018
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"Health, illness, and medical care are socially constructed categories that define and give meaning to a certain class of events..."

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Human Relationships

by Laurence Simon, Ph.D.
Hardback, 248 pages
ISBN: 0275974715
2003 Praeger Publishers (May 30)
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"democratic forms of governance. It is my belief that psychology is the science with the greatest unrealized potential to be a powerful force for democratization..."

What's Right With You?

by Dr. Barry Duncan
Hardback, 250 pages
ISBN: 0757302548
2005 HCI (April 1)
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Tap into your inner resilience and change your life in six dynamic and easy-to-follow steps!

We live in a world pervaded by the unspoken attitude that we are all basically flawed, broken, incomplete, scarred or sick: we're labeled as dysfunctional, codependent, depressed, you name it. Contrary to popular perception and drug company ad campaigns, fifty years of research shows that positive change does not primarily emerge from examining the disorders, diseases, or dysfunctions—all the stuff that's wrong with us—that allegedly plague the masses.

Dr. Barry Duncan debunks the myth that only a therapist can help you change your life and shows how positive change really happens when you utilize your inherent strengths and resources and are supported by relationships that take your innate goodness as a given. What's Right with You gives you a research validated, six-step plan for a dynamic and refreshing approach to effecting change in your life—for good!

Heroic Clients, Heroic Agencies: Partners for Change

by Barry Duncan & Jacqueline Sparks
Hardback, 288 pages
ISBN: 0787947253
2000 Jossey-Bass (May)
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Making and Breaking Children’s Lives

Edited by Craig Newnes and Nick Radcliffe
ISBN 1 898059 70 5 foreword by Oliver James
Due June 2005
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Making and Breaking Children’s Lives examines how children are hurt in modern society. We hear much about the effects of early abandonment, abuse or lack of attachment, but we find that children’s experiences are sanitised through medical diagnoses and often treated with prescription drugs. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current trend to label children with ADHD. Several of the contributors critically examine this diagnosis and the damaging side-effects of drug therapies.

Schizophrenia: A Scientific Delusion?

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By Mary Boyle
Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (May 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN: 0415227186

The Gene Illusion: Genetic Research In Psychiatry And Psychology Under The Microscope

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Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: Algora Publishing (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0875863434

Genetic factors are increasingly presented as an important influence on psychiatric disorders, personality, intelligence, and various types of socially unacceptable behavior — as if that were an unassailable fact, proven by research. Jay Joseph’s timely, challenging book provides a much-needed rebuttal of the evidence cited in support of genetic theories in psychiatry and psychology, which are based mainly on twin and adoption studies. He shows that, far from establishing the importance of genes, psychiatric genetic and behavior genetic research on twins and adoptees has been plagued by researcher bias, unsound methodology,and a reliance on erroneous theoretical assumptions.Furthermore, he discusses how this faulty research has been used to support the interests of those attempting to bolster conservative social and political agendas.

Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs : A Guide for Informed Consent

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By Grace E. Jackson, MD
Language: English
ISBN: 1420867423

Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent is a critical appraisal of the medications which an estimated 20% of Americans consume on a regular (and sometimes involuntary) basis.

It is the philosophically, epidemiologically, and scientifically supported revelation of how and why psychiatry’s drug therapies have contributed to a standard of care which frequently does more to harm than to cure.

Extensively researched and documented, the book addresses:

-- the process by which psychiatric drugs reach the market
-- the history and philosophy of Evidence Based Medicine
-- the common flaws in research methodologies which negate the validity of the psychiatric RCT (Randomized Controlled Trial)
-- the problem of allostatic load (how drugs stress the body)
-- the history, long term effects, and utility of the drugs used to suppress symptoms of depression, psychosis, inattention and hyperactivity
-- the effectiveness of alternatives to medication

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