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Doctoring the mind is our current treatment of mental illness any good? by Richard P. Bentall

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mental illness,
  • Mental illness -- Treatment -- Evaluation

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementRichard P. Bentall.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC454 .B452 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23207711M
ISBN 100814791484
ISBN 109780814791486
LC Control Number2009014687

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  Review: Doctoring the Mind by Richard BentallDaniel Freeman finds a challenge to psychiatric orthodoxy leavened by a touching humility related in Bentall's timely and compelling book. Buy Doctoring the Mind: Why psychiatric treatments fail by Bentall, Richard P (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(80). “Doctoring the Mind is a very accessible and well-organized book, but what makes it most engaging is the glimpse inside the world of mental illness that Bentall’s . However, he tells his readers at the outset that this book comes out of an earlier, more extensive text and that Doctoring the Mind was written to be more accessible to the consumer than was the earlier book. We will not be encouraging any of the mental health care consumers whom we serve to read this : Curtis Adams, Ann Hackman.

Richard Bentall picks apart the science that underlies current psychiatric practice across the US and UK. Arguing passionately for a future of mental health treatment that focuses as much on patients as individuals as on the brain itself, this is a book set to redefine our understanding of the treatment of madness in the twenty-first century. "Doctoring the Mind is a very accessible and well-organized book, but what makes it most engaging is the glimpse inside the world of mental illness that Bentalls patient stories provide." –Scientific American Mind Magazine "Much of the discussion is compelling, and this book could well change the . Download Doctoring The Mind in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. Doctoring The Mind Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading. Editorial Reviews. Doctoring the Mind is a very accessible and well-organized book, but what makes it most engaging is the glimpse inside the world of mental illness that Bentall’s patient stories provide.” • Scientific American Mind Magazine “Psychoanalysis was popularly called the talking cure, but a better name is the listening one, because to be listened to properly inspires, or Brand: New York University Press.