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Author Lane, Christopher, 1966- author

Title Shyness : how normal behavior became a sickness / Christopher Lane
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (263 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Bashful no more -- 1. The hundred years' war over anxiety -- 2. The diagnostic battles : emotions become pathologies -- 3. A decisive victory : shyness becomes an illness -- 4. Direct to consumer : now sell the disease! -- 5. Rebound syndrome : when drug treatments fail -- 6. A backlash forms : Prozac nation rebels -- 7. Fear of others in an anxious age -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Summary Discusses the effects of expanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)'s fourth edition on the psychiatric community, pharmaceutical companies, and the nation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American Psychiatric Association.
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders.
Psychotropic drugs industry.
Social phobia.
Mental Disorders -- diagnosis.
Psychiatry -- trends.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007925003
ISBN 0300150288 (electronic bk.)
9780300150285 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)