Join Portland Hearing Voices in a co-sponsored event at Powell’s Books welcoming author Gary Greenberg in discussion with Will Hall, host of Madness Radio.
Gary will be talking about and signing copies of his new book, “The Book Of Woe: Making of the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry,” an exposé of the psychiatric profession’s bible from a leading psychotherapist.
The Book of Woe reveals the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented—and why increasing numbers of therapy patients are being declared mentally ill.
“In this gripping, devastating account of psychiatric hubris, Gary Greenberg shows that the process of revising the DSM remains as haphazard and chaotic as ever. His meticulous research into the many failures of DSM-5 will spark concern, even alarm, but in doing so will rule out complacency. The Book of Woe deserves a very wide readership.”
—Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness
Gary Greenberg is a practicing psychotherapist and author of Manufacturing Depression and The Noble Lie. He has written about the intersection of science, politics, and ethics for many publications, including Harper’s, The New Yorker, Wired, Discover, Rolling Stone, and Mother Jones, where he is a contributor. Dr. Greenberg lives with his family in Connecticut. http://www.garygreenbergonline .com
Will Hall, MA, DiplPW, is a therapist who has himself recovered from a diagnosis of schizophrenia and now teaches internationally. Director of Portland Hearing Voices and host of KBOO’s Madness Radio, Will has written in the Journal of Best Practices in Mental Health and in the upcoming Oxford University Press Modern Community Mental Health Work. He is author of the Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, used widely in the peer recovery movement. http://www.willhall.net.
Co-sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices and Powell’s Books.