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 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 5 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 9 months ago by Paul M. Brinich
Great read for those interested in finding out what the Psych industry is doing around the world! Some chapters were a little too verbose hence my 4 star, but overall this is a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Guruj
I read this book as part of an Abnormal Psychology class. It presented several case studies in an excellent, very readable format. I think about the examples often.Published 11 months ago by L. Sonko
The implications of modern western psychological research, which is based on middle class, suburban, white college freshman Americans. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David
I read this for my psych class and it was a very good book. very easy read with good stories that are both interesting and informativePublished 12 months ago by Emily
I read this book for my MSW orientation. I enjoyed it over all because it explored ethical issues in the profession from all around the world, But I feel like I could sum up the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anna Scates
Bought this book for an assignment, but ended up liking it beyond what I expected. It leads you to believe differently about the American culture and psychology.Published 13 months ago by Julissa G Bourn