James Davies appeared on ITV’s This Morning on Thursday, talking about Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good.
James Davies discusses with Dawn Harper how natural and human responses to the difficulties of life are now being wrongly reclassified as psychiatric disorders and how it’s often easier for psychiatry to prescribe pills, which often work no better than placebo pills, than alternative treatments. Watch the discussion here at 44:18.
Find out more about Cracked here. Cracked is available now from all good bookshops and as an ebook.
Brian Clegg’s new book, Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe, was published last month. This week, Brian was interviewed for the Guardian’s Science Weekly.
Listen to Brian Clegg discuss Dice World, and what exactly randomness is, how we found out that it ruled the universe (rather than Newton’s Clockwork Universe) and why we can predict how likely something is, but not when it will definitely happen, here.
Mark Forsyth’s brilliant The Horologicon has inspired rave reviews and much admiration, but nothing – that we’ve seen yet at least – quite matches the brilliance of this: a song composed by the outstanding Bookshop Band called Cackling Farts, inspired by Mark’s book.
Here it is in performance at Stonehouse Books in Kilkenny, Ireland – enjoy:
‘[Cracked] should be read by every doctor … by everyone in politics and the media, not to mention any concerned citizen’
Peter Hitchens praised the book’s research and accessibility: ‘[Cracked is] calmly and clearly written in straightforward layman’s English … You will gasp with amazement at the sheer nerve of the medical profession, as you turn its pages’.
Ponder whether the philosopher, poet and social critic, Søren Kierkegaard, is the Father of existentialism or the Eeyore of philosophy in Introducing Kierkegaard: A Graphic Guide, and learn about the causes of The Holocaust and its relevance today in The Holocaust: A Graphic Guide.
Head over to introducingbooks.com to read about the series.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published, by the American Psychiatric Association, is the tool widely used to diagnose psychiatric disorders. Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good by James Davies, available now, reveals for the first time the true human cost of an industry that, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself.
Listen to James Davies talk about Cracked and the damning charge against psychiatry on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme here (at 1:50:38).
Mark Piesing in the Independent is also debating the relevance of DSM in the future: ‘this could be the last edition of the DSM as we will no longer need checklists to define who is not normal’.
Cracked is available now in paperback from all good bookshops and as an ebook. You can find out more about Cracked here.
Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good, by James Davies is a controversial and powerful new book about the pseudo-science at the heart of modern psychiatry, and you can read an exclusive extract and interview with the author in today’s Times Magazine. It’s also available online here.
One in four people in the UK and US will develop a mental disorder in any given year. That’s what psychiatry tells us. But many – even most – will not actually be mentally ill. Psychological therapist James Davies uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients’ well-being.
We’re delighted to announce that Steven Reid’s Bobby’s Open has been shortlisted in the golf section of this year’s British Sports Book Awards.
It’s a tremendous achievement and one that we think reflects not just how good a book Bobby’s Open – the wonderfully told story of the 1926 British Open, and the Tiger Woods of his day, American golfer Bobby Jones – is, but what our Corinthian sports list is all about: high-quality sports books that reflect the drama and passion of those that play, and follow, sport.