Christopher Lane asks if Shyness is a Disease

Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

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.


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