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How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness

Shyness( )
Author: Lane, Christopher
Publication Date:Dec 2008
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $43.99
Book Description:

How a handful of psychiatrists, with the help of the pharmaceutical industry, turned the ordinary emotion of shyness into an illness In the 1970s, a small group of leading psychiatrists met behind closed doors and literally rewrote the book on their profession. Revising and greatly expanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short), they turned what had been a thin, spiral-bound handbook into a...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / Personality
Psychology / Psychopathology / General
Medical / Psychiatry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.8 x 23.2 x 1.884 cm
Book Weight:0.39 Kilograms

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