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Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student Hardcover – November 16, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel HC; 1 edition (November 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595230254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595230256
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here are important facts you must know about well-intentioned counselors who are more committed to political correctness than to students’ physical and psychological safety—written clearly and passionately by a dedicated psychiatrist. This book tells all. -- Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D., Former President, American Psychological Association; Distinguished Professor, University of Nevada, Reno; President, Cummings Foundation for Behavioral Health.

How could the so-called caring professions ostensibly dedicated to student welfare have collapsed so completely in the face of pressure from a particularly hurtful and wanton cultural fashion? This is surely one of the most important questions of our age, and it underlies this generous, tender, lively, angry book—written by a therapist who has fought her way through the dangerous pieties of her profession and whose newfound hope is everybody's hope as well. -- Midge Decter, author of Liberal Parents, Radical Children

This book is a thunderous call for a truly honest discussion in society, but more importantly, between college-bound students and their parents. It is one of the few books I have read that can be a light on the path to health for our society that is, in certain areas, the university in particular, very sick. It is an absolute must read. -- Joe S. McIlhaney, M.D.

This is a punch-in-the-gut powerhouse of a book by a very brave clinician. The message is provocative and profound. . . . I wish others had the guts to speak out in a similar fashion. -- Cal Colarusso, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute

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ANONYMOUS, M.D. is a psychiatrist at the counseling center of a major American university. A campus atmosphere of intolerance forces her to conceal her identity.

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It has some lovely examples of positive role models... of conflicts that do matter.
Michael Czajka Jnr
Though Grossman is a religious person, throughout the book she always approaches her different topics from a purely scientific point of view.
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This is a must read book for women in high school and college and for their parents.
James W. Walker, Jr.

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Format: Hardcover
The author of this book is a psychiatrist at a university health clinic. She has written the book anonymously because she is still working and what she has to say is politically unacceptable to the current mental health establishment. If she stated this openly she would risk her career. However, I am very glad this book has been printed and hope that the author can come out openly and speak on this important topic.

We are taken into the way a student clinic at a typical university runs and how their policies work against the values of students with religious faith and beliefs that run contrary to the politically correct environment of today's colleges and the mental health profession generally. The author shows us how the profession of psychology has become the promoter and enforcer of a certain belief system around sexuality that is antithetical to most mainstream religious faith. She even quotes one past president of the main professional organization saying that his profession needs to help rid people of their religious faith.

The basic idea of the book is that we teach young people to be very particular in what they eat, how they exercise, to be ridiculously frightened of the dangers of second hand smoke, and to flee in terror if a teaspoonful of elemental mercury is spilled in a classroom, yet we are not honest with them about the dangers of casual sexual practices and that safer sex is no such thing. We don't teach young women that sex is biologically, hormonally, and emotionally different for them than it is for men and they are more likely to end up with depression and anxiety issues than the men they have casual relationships with.

We don't teach them that even with condom use they are vulnerable to many kinds of STDs that are still easily transferred.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By none on August 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a typical shaved head, weight-lifting, football-loving, jock. I try to keep life simple and not let much get to me; however, I am also a father of a beautiful daughter. Even though college is many years off, I felt I owed it to my daughter to read this book. I am so glad I did. This book is profoundly sad but necessary. I found that women need to understand their uniqueness because if they don't they face grave consequences.

It is sad that ideas have become more important that actual people but that is politics. What Dr. Grossman does very well is show how her profession has been handcuffed by public policy and the consequence is the health of young people becoming in jeapordy.

A few highlights, although there are many more than I list here:

I learned that oxytocin is brain chemical that is invovled in maternal attachment. However, it is show to be released during sexual activity. Therefore, females can have a very strong emotional bond to a man, even though initially they agreed to just be "friends with benefits". The protocol on college campuses is to promote "safer sex". As the book says, you may practice safe sex but there is no condom for the heart.

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that medicine combine with the immune system seems to have overthrown. But, some women can develop scaring in the fallopian tubes that prevents their ability to become pregnant. Or, a woman's immune system can make antibodies to a protein called hsp when she gets chlamydia, to remove the foreign matter. However, years later, after she's tested postive for pregnancy, her own immune system can be responsible for attacking her embryo. In early embryo development, an hsp protein is created and the immune system thinks its foreign.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Jerri Sendach on January 9, 2007
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As a clinical psychologist, I have nothing but praise for this book. Political correctness became more important than patients somewhere in the late 1980's and the truth hasn't been seen much of since. This is a must read for anybody who is in therapy as well as all psychotherapists. The author was meticulous in her research. She is one person I would recommend as a therapist. It's too bad she has to remain anonymous,which is a prudent choice because her peers would harshly criticize her for daring to question the liberal agendas of unrestrained sex, abortion on demand, and maintaining the illusion that women and men are psychologically the same.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By DEF on December 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent. It made me cry. The stories are filled with facts - scientific evidence - that back the author's claims. She did her research! What made me cry was how such emotionally and physically harmful acts can be so intentionally neglected in our public health and education systems....due to fear of losing jobs or being sued by a small number of people (with lots of money) trying to change America. This book gives you information everyone needs to know. You can't read this book and then forget about it. This book will move you!
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lorenzi on January 8, 2007
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The two naysayers in the earlier Amazon reviews simply care to ignore the facts. That is just what this book is about correcting, by using personal case studies backed up by voluminous facts. The facts speak loud and clear; the critics just speak. This is a small (8" x 6"), short (151 pages), substantial (twenty pages of almost 300 detailed footnotes), smart, special book. It is also insightful and admittedly politically incorrect. Most of all, it should give parents pause before they send their sons and daughters to a college "health" center. A cursory review of brochures in the centers and of some of their web sites can be a sobering experience.

Anonymous offers eight case studies that demonstrate the daily, routine, almost unconscious professional biases of the so-called "helping" professions. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and medical personnel underestimate the value of religion (a past president of the APA cited religion as one of the major sources of social injustice in the world; Anonymous calls it "theophobia", pp. 44-45) and abstinence, as well as the psychological effects following an abortion. They imply that trying to start a family after forty is relatively easy to do biologically. They downplay or overlook the lingering effects of treated STDs. And they overestimate the preventive value of condoms, of heterosexual transmission off AIDS. The public is under the false impression that heterosexual transmission of AIDS is common, or at least as easy as homosexual transmission.

A patient showing tuberculosis signs must be reported while another patient, engaging in high-risk sexual behavior can barely receive an admonishment. To satisfy special interest groups, professionals are unlikely to say or disallowed from telling college students the real threats of AIDS transmission.
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