Books by Ethan Watters

Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Mental-health professionals should pay attention, and shrewd investors in pharmaceuticals may take interest in Watters's guess as to what disorder is likely to be big in the near future."
Americans may not be any more deranged than anyone else on the planet—but, says pop social scientist Watters (Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment, 2003, etc.), we are much better at universalizing our afflictions. Read full book review >
Released: April 9, 1999

"A forceful demand that the mental health profession reform itself—controversy is sure to follow."
"The psychodynamic theory of the mind and the treatment methods derived from it are the quackery the mental health profession is burdened with surviving," according to this pull-no-punches assault on the current practice of psychotherapy. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Sure to provoke angry outcries. (Author tour)"
A forceful, persuasive indictment of the fad of repressed memory therapy and its attendant theories of multiple personality disorder and satanic cult abuse. Read full book review >