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  1. One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance
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  2. One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance

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Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. In recent decades, however, we have seen the rise of a therapeutic ethic that views Americans as emotionally underdeveloped, psychically frail, and requiring the ministrations of mental health professionals. Today---with a book for every ailment, a lawsuit for every grievance and a TV show for every conceivable problem---we are at risk of degrading our native ability to cope with life's challenges.
Drawing on established science and common sense, Christina Sommers and Dr. Sally Satel reveal how "therapism" and the burgeoning trauma industry have come to pervade our lives, with a host of troubling consequences, including:

*The myth of stressed-out, homework-burdened, hyper-competitive, and depressed schoolchildren in need of therapy and medication

*The loss of moral bearings in our approach to lying, crime, and addiction

*The unasked-for "grief counselors" who descend on bereaved families, schools, and communities following a tragedy
Intelligent, provocative, and wryly amusing, One Nation Under Therapy demonstrates that "talking about" problems is no substitute for confronting them.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780312304447
Edition
Reprint
IsAdultProduct
ISBN
0312304447
Label
St. Martin's Griffin
Manufacturer
St. Martin's Griffin
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
320
PublicationDate
2006-06-27
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
ReleaseDate
2006-06-27
Studio
St. Martin's Griffin
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