“Delusions of Progress: Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual”

found at U.D.
Andrew Scull on The Book of Woe : The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry and Hippocrates Cried : The Decline of American Psychiatry
May 19th, 2013
Los Angeles Review of Books
Greenberg has outlined such a thought experiment:

“What would happen if [psychiatrists] told you that they don’t know what illness (if any) is causing your anxiety or depression, or agitation, and then, if they thought it was warranted, told you that there are drugs that might help (although they don’t really know why or at what cost to your brain, or whether you will be able to stop taking them if you want to; nor can they guarantee that you (or your child) won’t become obese or diabetic, or die early), and offer you a prescription [for these substances].”

A great overview.

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