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Why receive counseling outside the mental health system—What you need to know about the dangers of managed care, the DSM IV and psychiatric medication:
Dr. Ofer Zur’s website is full of wonderful resources, many of them free. This article explains some of the strong reasons we may want to avoid being ‘treated’ for emotional distress under the medical model, which is forced upon practitioners in this country by insurance companies—private and public—and many professional boards. Here, Dr. Zur describes the political—not scientific—nature of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Did you watch Michael Moore’s film ‘Sicko’? Those and other nightmares could await you when you choose to receive treatment for your ‘mental disorders’ within the medical system. Here, Dr. Zur explains some of the dangers to your privacy and the quality of your treatment when you participate in managed care.
Dr. Peter Breggin’s website contains vital information about the dangers of psychiatric drugs, the mounting evidence of their negative side effects, and information about several of his books which contain safe methods for ceasing to take medication and avoid some of their serious withdrawal symptoms.
Books & Articles
Burstow, B. (2005). A Critique of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the DSM. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 45(4), (pp.429-445)
Caplan, P. J. & Cosgrove, L. (Eds.) (2004) Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis. Jason Aronson: Lanham, MD.
Castillo, R.J. (1997) Culture & Mental Illness. A Client-Centered Approach. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
Fancher, R.T. (2003). Health and Suffering in America: The Context and Content of Mental Health Care. NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Kutchins, H. & Kirk, S. (1997) Making Us Crazy: DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders. NY: Free Press, Simon & Schuster.
Kutchins, H. & Kirk, S. (1992) The Selling of DSM: The Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry. NY: A. de Gruyter.
Desafortundamente en este momento los artículos y recursos aquí citados sólo existen en inglés. Algunos de ellos están en vías de traducción, por favor consulte a Magalí si tiene alguna pregunta.