The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 12 hours and 16 minutes
Author Susannah Cahalan
Narrator Katherine Fenton
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date January 02, 2020
Publisher Canongate Books
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B081NXH24X
Best Sellers Rank #378,011 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#4,222 in Mental Health (Audible Books & Originals)
#9,342 in Psychology (Audible Books & Originals)
#61,580 in Mental Health (Books)

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Rob Poole
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read but essential reading for anyone interested in mental health
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read but essential reading for anyone interested in mental health
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 15, 2020
I am a professor of psychiatry. This is a well written and thought provoking book that I read in one sitting. It is interesting for the general reader but it is essential reading for mental health professionals and (especially) researchers. It is sometimes construed that debates about mental health are polarised between the psychiatric establishment (ie people like me) and critics of psychiatry, but Rosenhan’s study is a key work that I was taught about as a medical student in the 1970s. I have recommended it countless students over 40 years. With rigour, doggedness and great integrity, Cahalan has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that Rosenhan committed research fraud. What all of the reviewers have missed is the much more shocking and important revelation that Robert Spitzer (also a professor of psychiatry) knew about this shortly after the paper was published. Spitzer was the architect of DSM III and unwittingly led US psychiatry to eventually creat the monster that is DSM V. It suited Spitzer to keep quiet about a fraudulent paper in Science, because it strengthened his case for radical change in diagnostic practice. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Being sane in insane places
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