It makes for very interesting reading.
Crazy Like Us is not a polemic against Western mental health care: it is clear that competent Western therapists can be very helpful, under the right circumstances.
For the American reader, Watter's most important contribution is his analysis and history of the assumptions and beliefs that underlie US mental health culture.
I originally bought this book for a class. To quite honest, it is probably one of a few books that I have ever read in its entirely for a class. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Connie Chang
Ethan Watters is a journalist who writes particularly about mental health. The premise of this book is that American understandings about the mind and the self, particularly ideas... Read morePublished 1 month ago by W. Wedenoja
Really interesting! Really brings all the points home. You'll never forget it once you've read it.Published 2 months ago by Ashley
I used this for a class on psychopathology I was teaching and the students loved it
well written and research based
Ethan Waters knows how to get our attention. He uses humor, his personal experience, to relay the horrors created by well meaning mental health professionals importing western... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Harriet Cannon, author of Mixed Blessings: A guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships
I have just read Ethan Watters' book, "Crazy like us." It articulates well some of the concerns I have voiced over the years regarding the use of labels such as... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paul M. Brinich