About The Book

 

According to the author, the label “mentally ill” implies that those illnesses are not as “real” as physical illnesses, that an act of will can overcome them. The label is also stigmatizing, which prevents individuals from seeking help.

The bottom line is the very concept of an illness being “mental” is scientifically wrong. They must be reclassified as physical brain illnesses like neurological illnesses. This is the most effective way to reduce stigma and improve diagnosis and treatment.

 

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