Richard J. McNally (epub) What Is Mental Illness?



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  1. says:

    There are two extreme views of mental illness and they are found in different cultures On one end of the spectrum there are countries like Bangladesh where mental illness is something to be deeply ashamed of People there are loathe to admit they have any sort of psychological disorders because such an admission would imply they are raving lunatics who deserve to be shut away in an asylum On the other end of the

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    Disclaimer I know and like the authorJust in time for the DSM V ETA 2013 Rich McNally presents an erudite analysis of issues of definition and classification of mental illness The level of scholarship is very high as he takes on Wakefield's harmful dysfunction analysis of mental disorder the uestion of whether personality disorders should be rated dimensionally rather than categorically whether molecular genetics research is shedding light

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    Featured on Skeptically Speaking show #116 on June 12 2011 during an interview with author Richard McNally

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    This is a very informative book about a lot of different aspects of mental illness I found it very interesting

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    I'm personally giving this book 3 stars because it was very heavy on the science side and textbook like than I had hopedAlso even though it's only 6 years old a lot of the information is uite dated In the mental i

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    This is an interesting book which is an exploration of what mental illness is from a psychological instead of a philosophical perspective althou

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    WHERE DOES PSYCHOLOGICAL health end and mental illness begin This is the uestion that Richard J McNally a Harvard psychologist asks in his new book Should we worry about the sanity of the author for assigning himself this thankless taskRead

  8. says:

    Good book for people who are inclined to look at mental illness through a sociologist's or biologist's eyes Book reads a little slow through the middle but ends well

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READ Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Richard J. McNally

E psychiatric bible Is schizophrenia a disorder Absolutely Is homosexuality It was till gay rights activists drove it out of the DSM a generation ago What about new and controversial diagnoses Is social anxiety disorder a way of saying that it's sick to be shy or female sexual arousal disorder that it's sick to be tired An advisor to the DSM but also a fierce critic of exaggerated overuse McNally defends the careful approach of describing disorders by patterns of symp Featured on Skeptically Speaking show 116 on June 12 2011 during an interview with author Richard McNally

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What Is Mental Illness?

Toms that can be seen and illustrates how often the system medicalizes everyday emotional life Neuroscience genetics and evolutionary psychology may illuminate the biological bases of mental illness but at this point McNally argues no science can draw a bright line between disorder and distress In a pragmatic and humane conclusion he offers uestions for patients and professionals alike to help understand and cope with the sorrows and psychopathologies of everyday life This is an interesting book which is an exploration of what mental illness is from a psychological instead of a philosophical perspective although it is informed by that It covers off the ground well and various approaches In the end it does not really answer the uestion it poses which is fare enough A good and thoughtful book but even though it is really meant to be a substantive book ends up reading like a survey

READ Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Richard J. McNally

According to a major health survey nearly half of all Americans have been mentally ill at some point in their lives than a uarter 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 th There are two extreme views of mental illness and they are found in different cultures On one end of the spectrum there are countries like Bangladesh where mental illness is something to be deeply ashamed of People there are loathe to admit they have any sort of psychological disorders because such an admission would imply they are raving lunatics who deserve to be shut away in an asylum On the other end of the spectrum are countries like the United States where mental disorders are freuently seen as explanations for thousands of various of behaviors everything from hallucinations to high energy levels to a fear of snakes With such broad definitions white Americans ualify as the most mentally ill people on earth According to the National Institute of Mental Health FIFTY PERCENT of the population has been or will be mentally ill at some point These two extreme views are both problematic because both cause unnecessary suffering Leaving a clinically depressed person untreated can do great harm while diagnosing a person s normal reaction to hardship as clinical depression can deform their coping mechanisms There has to be a middle groundAlthough he might not phrase it that way Richard J McNally seeks that middle ground As an American psychiatrist active in the field and a freuent consultant to the DSM he considers himself a friendly critic skeptical not for the sake of cynicism but empiricism His book is highly readable and highly informative