These provocative assertions could drive away readers who would view Whitaker as an antipsychiatry activist and dismiss his work outright. To these skeptics, and to all of us interested in what is happening in the field of psychiatry, I strongly recommend this book. Residents in training may also particularly benefit from this wider perspective about the profession they have chosen. Whitaker is a serious and well-informed investigative journalist. Although the reader may see bias in how the author interprets some of his findings, he makes a solid, well-researched case that is backed by evidence. Many of Whitaker's criticisms are not new, having been raised by prominent experts, including Loren Mosher (2), Marcia Angell (3), David Healy (4), and Allen Frances (5).