Read the following books exposing the non-scientific basis of the DSM, written by psychiatrists and psychologists

The most qualified people to know what goes on behind the manufacture of mental illness are psychiatrists and psychologists themselves. Below are links to books written primarily by this group of professionals, exposing the unholy alliance between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical companies, and the truth that lays bare the lack of any scientific backup for the claims of "chemical imbalances". These books can be purchased at by clicking on the links provided.

Making Us Crazy—DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders by Herb Kutchins, Stuart A. Kirk

They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal by Paula J. Caplan.  "Caplan, a psychologist and former consultant to the DSM, compellingly argues that 'much of what is labeled mental illness would more appropriately be called problems in living." — Publishers Weekly.

Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality through Education by B. K. Eakman.  "This book should be on the 'must read' list for anyone wanting to know more about the current sad state of affairs in not only public education but in society in general."

The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement by Thomas S. Szasz. "Szasz's seminal work in which the eminent psychiatrist draws parallels between systematic persecution of the heretic as defined by those in power, and the practice of psychiatry." — Book News,

Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and The Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill by Robert Whitaker. "A disturbing exposé of the cruel and corrupt business of treating mental illness in America." — Amazon. 
"Whitaker, a medical writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist, argues that mental asylums in the U.S. have been run largely as 'places of confinement facilities that served to segregate the misfits from society rather than as hospitals that provided medical care."
— Publishers Weekly

The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct (Revised Edition) by Thomas Szasz.   "A classic work that has revolutionized thinking throughout the Western world about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices" — Amazon. "Bold and often brilliant."— Science 

Toxic Psychiatry by psychiatrist, Peter Breggin. Dr. Breggin, a famous critic of psychiatry points out the ludicrous nature of the selection process for the "mental diseases".

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