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by John Modrow

Category: Medicine
Subcategory: Medical Books
Author: John Modrow
ISBN: 0595242995
ISBN13: 978-0595242993
Language: English
Publisher: Writers Club Press (February 25, 2003)
Pages: 436
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The author has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, and part of the book is his own story, written in the form of a spellbinding novelette similar to I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Modrow tackles the entire medical model with its genetic and biochemical theories, its drugs, and various brain scan studies purporting to prove that schizophrenia is a brain disease, explaining wh. his is such a popular explanation for emotional distress, but why the theory is very likely false.

How to Become a Schizophrenic book. How to Become a Schizophrenic: The Case Against Biological Psychiatry.

The Case Against Biological Psychiatry. Like Richard Wright in Black Boy, Modrow compels the rehumanization of human beings who are dehumanized by their social system. Bruce E. Levine, P. author of Commonsense Rebellion. Of all the books written about schizophrenia. none is more comprehensive, accurate, thorough, and clearer in style and statement than John Modrow’s classic How to Become a Schizophrenic.

Booklist Of all the books written about schizophrenianone is more comprehensive, accurate, thorough, and clearer in style and statement than John Modrows classic How to Become a Schizophrenic.

Of all the books written about schizophrenianone is more comprehensive, accurate, thorough, and clearer in style and statement than John Modrows classic How to Become a Schizophrenic.

About the Author Since HOW TO BECOME A SCHIZOPHRENIC was out of print for five years, and since the author told me by mail he was pessimistic about bringing i. .

John Modrow has an intimate knowledge of schizophrenia: in addition to having had a brief schizophrenic episode as a teenager, he has watched several personsincluding some of his closest friendsbecome schizophrenic, and has studied psychiatry for close to forty years.

Since HOW TO BECOME A SCHIZOPHRENIC was out of print for five years, and since the .

John Modrow has written the best book describing how parents can drive a son mad. The pseudo-science of biological psychiatry has deceived us. The medical departments in the universities are telling lies to the medical students (everything that has to do with psychopathology).

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Of all the books written about schizophreni. one is more comprehensive, accurate, thorough, and clearer in style and statement than John Modrow’s classic How to Become a Schizophrenic.

demonstrates the physical, psychological, and social harm resulting from the label schizophrenic and the continuous need to reexamine the underpinnings and attitudes of psychiatry. Booklist Of all the books written about schizophrenianone is more comprehensive, accurate, thorough, and clearer in style and statement than John Modrows classic How to Become a Schizophrenic.

demonstrates the physical, psychological, and social harm resulting from the label schizophrenic and the continuous need to reexamine the underpinnings and attitudes of psychiatry.Booklist Of all the books written about schizophrenianone is more comprehensive, accurate, thorough, and clearer in style and statement than John Modrows classic How to Become a Schizophrenic. Modrow, who is a recovered schizophrenic and is, perhaps, the unrecognized and unappreciated worlds foremost authority on this disorder, has performed a truly invaluable service and has made the major contribution to our understanding of the causes and cures of this pseudodisease.Robert A Baker, Ph.D., former chairman of the Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky; author of They Call It Hypnosis, Hidden Memories: Voices and Visions from Within and Mind Games: Are We Obsessed with Therapy?One of the best things Ive read on the subjectI am struck by the richness of the ideas and the research and the soundness of the conclusions.Peter Breggin, M.D., founder and director of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology; author of Toxic Psychiatry and Talking Back to Prozaca very important contribution to the field.Theodore Lidz, M.D., former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University; author of The Origin and Treatment of Schizophrenic Disorders and Schizophrenia and the Familywell researched and easily readable (a difficult combination to achieve)!Judi Chamberlin, author of On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health Systemmeticulously challenges all the major research that claims that schizophrenia is a biological disorder.<
Comments to eBook How To Become a Schizophrenic: The Case Against Biological Psychiatry
Lamranilv
Nicely written. It is nice to read about schizophrenia from one who really knows it, not someone who has observed and has opinions. The author adds a lot of humanity to his story, including things he probably should not have done.

I agree with some but not all of his interpretations, but find that he has researched the available material in reaching those interpretations. I would recommend this to professionals and laymen alike.
Mr_TrOlOlO
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of blatant deceit spread around in the mental health industry. If anybody believes that there has ever been one shred of evidence for a biological connection to disturbed mental health, I would challenge them to share it with the rest us. This supposed biological connection is something the drug companies have invented for obvious reasons.
In following Modrow’s path in life from his grandparents forward, it is easy to see his family’s dysfunction and the psychological effects it had on his life. It is encouraging to know that one can actually work through these issues and then share them with the rest of us. This cannot be easy. Mental health professionals generally have their own agenda, egos, and misperceptions, and, unless their lives have been personally touched, have little understanding of what causes things to go awry in our brains. I have read several books about the various mental health issues people suffer (manic depressive, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders) and now conclude that if we want to get a glimmer of the kinds of things that can go wrong in our minds and what we can do about them, we should listen to those who have suffered and worked their way through their issues. I give this easy to read and informative book five stars because the author clearly has earned it.
Madi
This review or rather my remarks are on the author of this book. Modrow has a lecture on YouTube called the scandal of schizophrenia. I strongly reccomend you listen to this first. Pay attention to questions his "students" ask. Now, let me just paraphrase what Mudrow believes is the solution to Schizophrenia: "Just like an alcoholic, the first thing the person must do is admit they have a problem." Modrow is asked about psychology as a possible remedy and he denigrates that industry as well claiming they are subordinate to psychiatry and implies they all "play on the same team." I listened to his entire lecture and couldn't help but notice how rehearsed and narrow his speech was. Whenever he gets off of what sounds like a script he tends to make apples and oranges comparisons, such as comparing a persons religious views with that of a persons views on the authority of his psychiatrist. As an aside, he prounces terms very oddly, especially dopamine and he seems to me to be suffering from a very fragile ego. I wouldn't bother picking up this book. It's written for the tinfoil crowd, which is a shame because I believe some of his views are sound.
Karg
Since HOW TO BECOME A SCHIZOPHRENIC was out of print for five years, and since the author told me by mail he was pessimistic about bringing it back to print, I wrote the previous review under the impression that the book was not available in 2003. Sorry!
I can only add to my previous review that Alice Miller is the leading exponent in the subject of how abusive parents can drive their children mad. Any critique of biopsychiatry should be complemented with what could be called the trauma model of mental disorders. And Miller and Modrow have done a stupendous job on this revolutionary model.
Akta
Almost all psychological conditions are the result of a complicated interaction on genes and environment. The environment includes psychological and social factors.

Although I agree with the author on many issues, I would also like to offer another environmental factor: a strong belief in the trauma-centric view of psychology can in of itself create problems. Being convinced by trauma-centric psychologists who write about biological psychiatry being part of an "establishment" and then advocate hazardous trauma recovery therapies all can lead to iatrogenic problems. We do not know whether a persistent belief in the trauma-causes-everything model undermined social ties and relationships that contributed to a schizophrenia diagnosis.

That being said, I also question the validity of the schizophrenia label, and I am really glad the author has rejected it and is doing well.

However, this is another book about psychology that has evaded peer review and been published straight to the public. There are more reliable sources of information about psychology, such as the PsychInfo database. There are some reliable textbooks that are evidence-based too.
Ffan
This book actually suggests that bad parents cause schizophrenia. That's as bad as the now defunct theory that autism was caused by the coldness of mothers. Hasn't it occured to anyone that this is genetic and that untreated mothers are what they're actually looking at? I wish I could give this book zero stars.
kinder
While it is certainly true that parents have all kinds of effects on their children's mental development, this book denies the fact that there is overwhelming evidence for the genetic/biological component of schizophrenia. Just as astronomers once cringed at people believing that the sun revolves around the earth, so scientists these days would cringe at the premise of this book. As such it threads into quackery territory.
This book will be popular with the tinfoil hat crowd, but falls into the abyss of pseudoscientific trash.
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