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Manufacturing Victims:

Manufacturing Victims is a spirited and deeply principled critique of the inanities and abuses of contemporary psychology. Let us hope it serves as a welcome antidote for our society's spreading addiction to toxic therapy.
Theodore Ted Roszak, historian & author of the 60's classic "The Making of the Counter Culture"

This book is dynamite and I can't wait to see the reaction. Manufacturing Victims is a sizzling expose of the Psychology Industry. While showing tremendous compassion towards real victims of rape, accidents, and torture, Dr. Tana Dineen skillfully takes the Psychology Industry to task for destroying families, promoting hostile views of men and women, promoting distrust and suspicion, and misusing science to create fabricated victims. Thankfully she teaches simple but far- reaching truths about the human mind in general, and the unconscious more specifically. The unconscious is far more complicated than a mental container full of traumatic memories; rather, it should be appreciated, even celebrated, for its dealings in the imaginary as much as the real.
                   Elizabeth Loftus, Prof. of Psychology, University of Washington

A devastating critique of the business of psychotherapy. This book is well done, badly needed and long overdue. It will make a lot of people mad. I hope it makes them take a hard look at the sins of the profession.
                   Sam Keen, philosopher and author of  "Fire in the Belly"

This penetrating, insightful and carefully documented expose will add depth and power to the national chorus of voices calling for legislative reform of the mental health industry. Dr. Dineen has performed a major service to vulnerable consumers and taxpayers who are too often called upon to bear the burdens of dangerous experimental procedures and other forms of consumer fraud disguised as "mental health treatment." Manufacturing Victims will help legislators understand why so-called "therapies" that have not been proven safe and effective by reliable and valid scientific methods should never be funded with citizens' tax or insurance dollars.
                   R. Christopher Barden, Attorney at Law, and Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Dineen's scathing assessment of the industry should be required reading for anyone receiving therapy, as well as for those who earn their living in this field.
                 The Montreal Gazette Book Review, Donna Laframboise, Jan.11, 1997

A trial lawyer's most valuable work is not in the courtroom but in the office, laying out the plan. Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People provides the plan in the mental field; it reveals the evil motive behind the business of psychotherapy. Answer the motive question for a jury and you win. I won 5.8 million dollars with a jury argument based on this book. After my case concluded the Federal government indicted the same mental health treaters. It is inconceivable to me that any lawyer would try a psychological/psychiatric case without first reading this book.
                 Skip Simpson, Lawyer, Dallas, Texas

Many of us who have studied clinical psychology and psychiatry from a research perspective believe that we have an ethical obligation to attempt to "reform" it "from within," even though we believe that the probability of success in such an endeavor is minimal to nonexistent. Many of us also have written books for the educated public to urge "reform from without." Our hopes were that if we could just get rid of "therapies" based on premises contradicted by research findings -- such as "recovered memory therapy" -- and get rid of "junk science" in courts, the positives of the field would outweigh the negatives. In contrast Dr. Tana Dineen -- herself a practicing clinical psychologist -- presents a strong case in this powerful book for concluding that abandonment is superior to reform.
As many of us are aware, many clinical psychologists and psychiatrists are "manufacturing victims," and living off their creations, who are sadly real people. Without denying that there are in fact a few quite serious mental conditions, Dr. Dineen points out how, beginning from the indisputable fact that such conditions exist, professional psychiatry and psychology have expanded the definition of "mental illness" to include almost everyone, of course expanding the scope of their own practices at the same time. Moreover, unlike many similar books written by clinicians, Dr. Dineen does not resort to anecdotes based on "my experience" to support this conclusion...
Some readers will question whether the nonsense, and arrogance of convincing people they were victimized is a necessary consequence of the practices of psychiatry and psychology. These people should, however, read the book and consider the progression that Dr. Dineen has mapped out. Others may claim to have "known it all," and even be a little irritated by the degree of redundancy between chapters, which makes each self-contained. But all of us concerned with what is going on can profit greatly from reading this book cover to cover.

                  Robyn M. Dawes, University Professor, Dept. of Social And Decision Sciences, Carnegie-Mellon University

"Dineen spells out the process whereby the practice of therapy turns ordinary life events into trauma."
                  "The End of Therapy." Kathryn Robinson, The Seattle Weekly, November 13, 1996

"There are two things that everyone should know about psychotherapy. The first is that almost every study ever done has shown that it is no more effective than a placebo, or even no treatment at all. The second is that most people who have had therapy feel that it has benefited them in some way.  Most books about therapy emphasise one of these facts to the exclusion of the other... Tana Dineen's new book, Manufacturing Victims, has the merit of drawing attention to both sides of the story."
                  A Sickness Called Therapy.  A Review in The Guardian Newspaper - August 28, 1999.

"Well-researched, sharply focused and leavened with numerous examples, (Dr. Dineen's) critique of the profession of psychology should make anyone want to, among other things, burn their self-help books and motivational tapes."
                 "A psychologist examines her own discipline and finds it rife with destructive fraud." A Review in Report Magazine - April 1, 2001

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