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

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2005 - Autumn


by Sally L. Satel, M.D., HS ’88,lecturer in psychiatry, and Christina Hoff Sommers (St. Martin’s Press) The authors believe that talking about problems is no substitute for confronting them. They argue that “therapism” and the “trauma industry” have begun to undermine the self-reliance and fortitude that Americans have traditionally valued.