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The Death of Psychiatry Paperback – May 1, 1975

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (May 30, 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140040382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140040388
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,151,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on August 6, 2013
Format: Paperback
Edwin Fuller Torrey (born 1937) is an American psychiatrist who is executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute; he has written many other books, such as Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers, Out of the Shadows: Confronting America's Mental Illness Crisis, Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers, etc

He wrote in the Preface to this 1974 book, "This book is both an attack upon the medical model of psychiatry and a proposal for an alternative model. As an attack, it is certainly not the first, nor will it be the last. Criticism of the medical model has come from within the psychiatric profession and from without... The medical model was an honest and humanitarian attempt to solve the problems of deviant human behavior. That it has not turned out to be a very good solution should not detract from its original intent."

He notes, "In addition to his client-centered 'therapy,' [Carl] Rogers was also one of the architects of the humanistic psychology movement which has mushroomed into T-groups, sensitivity groups, and encounters all across America... Both T-groups (the 'T' stands for training) and 'therapy' groups are composed of people who want to function more effectively... The major differences between the two kinds of groups are superficial---where they are held and how the people think of themselves....
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