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Letter to the Editor

Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

Christopher White, MD

Published: April 1, 2005

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There is certainly no shortage of self-help books targetedat improving society’s mental health, one coffee tableat a time. Many of these titles profess to provide readerswith key insight into their problems, thereby saving themtime and money over more traditional psychiatric care. Althoughmany titles are written to augment current treatment,some books are antipsychiatry. This is certainly oneof them, despite having been penned by a board-certifiedpsychiatrist.

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