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Number 9: Winter 2013

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good By James Davies

Alan Pope

Fundamentally, this is a book written with humanity and genuine concern for the most vulnerable members of society and it makes it abundantly clear that increased numbers of diagnoses are reductive and do little to expand our understanding of suffering. I, personally, applaud a work that can shine a light into the murky corners of dubious practice.  I would rather that light came from a theatrical spotlight to be seen by many than an academic candle that illuminates for the few.