Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: book review

Books Under Review: Summer 2022

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Reviews of five recent books reflecting various perspectives on the mental health system.

Book Review: “Opening Up: The Parenting Journey”

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This is a book about stories, urging families to recognize their own strengths and create new narratives on the path ahead.

Books Under Review: Fall 2021

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Reviews of four recent books reflecting various perspectives on the mental health system, including explorations of the DSM and Open Dialogue.

A Review of “Mud Flower: Surviving Schizophrenia and Suicide Through Art”

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In "Mud Flower," Meghan Caughey seeks an ethics centered on the valuation of madness—and on art as one communicative pathway for values—for the muddy waters discarded by society.

Malcharist: Fact or Fiction? Big Pharma, Psychiatry’s Key Opinion Leaders and...

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Malcharist, by Paul John Scott, is a fictional account of one of psychiatry’s most influential key opinion leaders (KOLs), his ghostwriter, and a journalist on the trail of a big scandal in the world of Big Pharma.

A Book Review of “Acceptance: The Defining Voice of Validation”

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This is no goody-goody book but one that compellingly draws our attention to what in our hurried, overburdened lives too easily gets lost, that is, the essential human need for acceptance and validation. Validation, the author says, "is a joining with the distressed person to reflect or give voice to that person’s feelings accurately."