The following article from the op-ed page of the March 10, 2002, New York Times focuses on schizophrenia. But in this book I go beyond schizophrenia. I explain that none of the people described in the DSM-IV, 1 the official diagnostic and statistical manual of mental illness published by the American Psychiatric Association, are mentally ill. I don't deny the reality of their symptoms; I deny that these symptoms, whatever they may be, are an untreatable component of an incurable brain malfunction. I do not see their symptoms as mental illness but as an indication that they are not nearly as mentally healthy as they could learn to be.
- Who Am I, Who Are You, and What Is Mental Health?
- The Difference between Physical Health and Mental Health
- Unhappiness Is the Cause ofYour Symptoms
- The First Choice Theory Focus Group Session: Choosing Your Symptoms
- We Have Learned to Destroy Our Own Happiness
- Introducing External Control Psychology and Choice Theory
- The Third Choice Theory Focus Group Session-Joan, Barry, and Roger
- The Role of Our Genes in Our Mental Health
- How Can You Say That We Choose Our Symptoms?
- The Fourth Choice Theory Focus Group Session
- Luck, Intimacy, and Our Quality World
- The Fifth Choice Theory Focus Group Session
- Important Material from AI Siebert, Ph.D.,and Anthony Black
- You Have Finished the Book, Now What?