Ethan Watters – Long Bio


Ethan Watters is a journalist and speaker who has spent the last two decades writing about psychiatry and social psychology. He is the author of Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche which charts the spread of Western ideas about mental illness. In the 1990s, he was the first national magazine writer to expose the mistakes of therapists who lead their patients to uncover “recovered memories” of early childhood abuse. That work culminated in a co-authorship (with Richard Ofshe) of Making Monsters: False Memories, Psychotherapy and Sexual Hysteria. Also with Ofshe, Watters coauthored Therapy’s Delusions: The Myth of the Unconscious and the Exploitation of Today’s Walking Worried.