Review of ‘Crazy like us’

There’s a review by me of Ethan Watters’ book Crazy like us in the British Journal of Psychiatry this month.  Unfortunately you’ll need a log-in to read it.  It’s a book about the spread across the world of the American way of conceptualizing mental distress. 

Edited version of my review: I liked it, although some other psychiatrists won’t.

For a summary of his arguments see Watters’ New York Times article.

Other (but less perceptive and not as well written) reviews of the book can be found at:

Time magazine
Neuroskeptic’s blog
Good reads

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