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Tropical_Man 66M
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1/16/2012 6:43 pm
Manufacturing Depression

Author with professional and personal experience: Psychotherapist Gary Greenberg’s musings on the intersection of science, politics, and ethics have graced the pages of The New Yorker , Wired , and Mother Jones. A longtime sufferer of depression, in 2007 he enrolled himself in a clinical trial for major depression (after his initial application for a minor depression trial was rejected). He wrote about his experience in a Harper’s magazine piece, which received a tremendous response from readers..

• “Am I happy enough?”: This has been a pivotal question since America’s inception. Am I not happy enough because I am depressed? is a more recent version. Greenberg shows how depression has been manufactured—not as an illness, but as an idea about our suffering, its source, and its relief. He challenges us to look at depression in a new way..

• A nation of depressives: In the twenty years since their introduction, antidepressants have become staples of our medicine chests—upwards of 30 million Americans are taking them at an annual cost of more than $10 billion. Even more important, Greenberg argues, it has become common, if not mandatory, to think of our unhappiness as a disease that can, and should, be treated by medication. Manufacturing Depression tells the story of how we got to this peculiar point in our history. .

Manufacturing Victims:
What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People,

offered a critical look at psychology, psychotherapy
and the "Psychology Industry."

She is not only an out-spoken critic of her own profession
but also a critical observer of society and social life.

Tana Dineen has over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology. Find out why she was, but is no longer, a licensed "Psychologist," what she has said and written.

Writer Manufacturing Victims was first released in 1996 and significantly revised in 1998 and again in 2001.
Read this book and many other articles and book chapters by Dr. Dineen.

Social Critic As a social critic, Tana Dineen has been a frequent columnist for such newspapers as the Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun, and a contributor to Spiked in London, England.
Discover her perspective on various social and political events.