According to a major health survey, nearly half of all Americans have been mentally ill at some point in their lives - more than a quarter in the last year. Can this be true? What exactly does it mean, anyway? What's a disorder, and what's just a struggle with real life? This lucid and incisive book cuts through both professional jargon and polemical hot air, to describe the intense political and intellectual struggles over what counts as a "real" disorder, and what goes into the "DSM," the psychiatric bible. Is ...

What is Mental Illness? 2012, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674066205

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What is Mental Illness? 2010, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674046498