Gary Greenberg will be at Powells’s Books May 19th to present his new book, The Book of Woe: The Making of the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.
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.
The Atlantic writer and author Daniel Smith says of the book: “If you want to understand how we think of mental suffering today—and why, and to what effect—read this book.”
Gary Greenberg may be the only expert who has been on the inside of the “making of” the DSM-5 as a therapist while also reporting on it as a journalist.
Will Hall, director of Portland Hearing Voices and host of KBOO’s Madness Radio, will join Greenberg in conversation. This event is sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices.
Sunday, May 19th, 7 PM
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside
April 17th, 7:00 PM
A Meeting of the Minds
Our April meeting will feature a new documentary film by Daniel Mackler.
More than half the film’s subjects have successfully come off a variety of medications, including antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and benzos, and several participants give trainings on the process. Here they tell how they did it and they provide a philosophy and framework for coming off. Starring Will Hall, Oryx Cohen, Laura Delano, Chaya Grossberg, Daniel Hazen, Laura Van Tosh, and Spencer and Matt Ladner. View trailer
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR
Note: Laura Van Tosh is unable to attend this meeting as previously promoted.