By William Glasser
From William Glasser, bestselling writer of Choice concept and truth Therapy, comes this provocative, clean examine how psychopharmacology has usurped the position of psychotherapy in our society, to the good detriment of the sufferers involved.
In the final 20 years, psychiatry has replaced thoroughly. the majority of psychiatrists who used to counsel now assemble jointly lists of indicators akin to melancholy, nervousness, and compulsions, wrongly name them psychological health problems, and declare they need to be taken care of via mind medications -- Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Ritalin between them. Compassion, counseling, and psychological well-being were decreased to tiny blips at the present psychiatric screen.
Dr. Glasser brings psychological future health again into the image. He explains what it really is and the way each one folks can use the recent principles during this ebook to paintings towards bettering our personal psychological healthiness or supporting little ones and different relatives to enhance theirs.
The dangers Dr. Glasser warns approximately are:
<ol>• being clinically determined as mentally sick if you are not;• therapy for that nonexistent affliction, usually with damaging mind medicinal drugs; and, worst of all,• being instructed that there's not anything you are able to do for your self. during this booklet you are going to examine for you to in truth do much for yourself.</ol>
Unfortunately, you've got each cause to think your psychiatrist's prognosis, simply because our entire society has been blitzed by way of a multimillion-dollar media and advertisements crusade financed by way of drug brands. Their propaganda, geared toward convincing susceptible people who they're mentally sick and will ask for a prescription, has been wildly successful.
This ebook provides clinical evidence that there's not anything unsuitable along with your mind and there's no capsule for the happiness you wish. It strongly helps counseling yet is going additional, as the majority of individuals with indicators can't come up with the money for or wont settle for counseling. It teaches how one can, on your own or along with your family's aid, increase your personal psychological health and wellbeing without charge and at no hazard to your self. in the event you or a friend has been clinically determined as mentally unwell, this is often the publication you need to read.
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I've also had to assure some counselors who have expressed concern over whether the ideas in this book will make it harder for them to make a living. Basically they've said, if people can use these ideas to help themselves, what will happen to us? I am flattered and encouraged by their concern. But, it isn't realistic. Counselors would be overwhelmed with demands for their services if even a small percentage of all unhappy people could be persuaded to give up ineffective psychiatric drugs. According to a 1999 report to the Surgeon General by a blue-ribbon Who Am I, Who Are You, and What Is Mental Health?
But what's at stake is not academic; it's your mental health, or the mental health of a family member or a good friend. If you take brain drugs, your physical health is at risk, too. I will spend the rest of this chapter, explaining how this unproven psychiatric dogma is hazardous to your mental health in a variety of ways. Still, as I said in Chapter 1, if you are taking a psychiatric drug, I do not advise you to stop it if you or your family is convinced this drug is helping you. But if you do stop it, do it slowly, because an abrupt withdraw!
Glasser, It was with great interest that I listened to your interview on television while you were on a visit to Australia. We have in our family, severe psychological problems with depression being addressed with drugs of various kinds and it hurts us deeply to watch this intelligent person (my brother-in-law) being ravaged by their effects. He seems to know about choices in life but is so deeply entrenched in finding justifications for these <
Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health by William Glasser