All We Have to Fear: Psychiatry's Transformation of Natural Anxieties Into Mental Disorders

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Thirty years ago, it was estimated that less than five percent of the population had an anxiety disorder. Today, some estimates are over fifty percent, a tenfold increase. Is this dramatic rise evidence of a real medical epidemic? In All We Have to Fear, Allan Horwitz and Jerome Wakefield argue that psychiatry itself has largely generated this "epidemic" by inflating many natural fears into psychiatric disorders, leading to the over-diagnosis of anxiety disorders and the over-prescription of anxiety-reducing drugs. American ...

All We Have to Fear: Psychiatry's Transformation of Natural Anxieties Into Mental Disorders 2012, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199793754

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