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The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry - Gary Greenberg This is a very insightful look at the attempt to classify disorders that have very few diagnostic tests or patterns, can vary considerably from individual to individual, and are often affected by circumstance. Perhaps more than any other diseases, those in the DSM are misunderstood, often misdiagnosed and treatment routinely falls down as a result.

At times, The Book of Woe was a little dry, but this is a serious and important volume; it's immensely difficult to prevent the knowledge and its implications from weighing heavy on one's mind. If you have any interest in the DSM, psychiatry or medicine in general, this is a must read eye-opener.