Is Shyness a Disease? Christopher Lane

Released Wednesday, 11th March 2009
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Do pharmaceutical companies control the social definition of normal? Can advertising and public relations campaigns turn acceptable personality differences into unacceptable disorders?
British-American literary critic and historian Christopher Lane discusses his book Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, including the way politics and profits drive the bible of mental health treatment, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
http://www.christopherlane.org
http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/blog/side-effects

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