• Questions America's Big Pharma-motivated, quick-fix/take-a-pill mentality towards any psychological ill
• Addresses the controversy regarding the role of parents' contributions to psychological and behavioral problems of their children, a current subject addressed in popular TV shows including Dr. Phil and Supernanny
• The bibliography references all original source material and journal articles discussed
• An index is provided for all subjects, names, and content areas discussed in the book
"This thought-provoking book is a worthwhile contribution to the mental health field…Taking a strongly educative approach, Allen demonstrates caring and concern for readers as he leads them toward becoming more informed and discerning consumers and supporters of quality mental health care."
"It pulls the curtain back from the world of psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and more. It is an informative and entertaining collection of the many facets of the field. I know that from time to time, I will be pulling this book back off the shelf to peruse a favorite chapter or two."
"…supplies the reader with an in depth understanding of various dysfunctional family configurations…a great reference tool to add to your library."
The Clinical Practitioner
"All too often, mental health practice is being driven by downright bad science as well as conclusions that are being leapt to before all the scientific evidence is in. The result is treatment that does the patient a disservice. Dr. Allen does a superb job in sorting out what we really know, what is speculative, and what is completely bogus in the field. This volume is essential reading for both consumers and providers alike."
John Rosemond, family psychologist, Internationally syndicated columnist, speaker, and author of 14 best-selling parenting books, and The Diseasing of America's Children: Exposing the ADHD Fiasco and Empowering Parents to Take Back Control