Mental Health: You're Only Crazy If It Ain't Workin' For Ya

 
9780615569765: Mental Health: You're Only Crazy If It Ain't Workin' For Ya

Healthcare is a difficult topic that quickly puts even the most interested person to sleep when trying to understand where we are, and what the heck we can do about it. Krigman has found the answer surrounding such a dry topic with his unique humor and over 50 cartoon illustrations by Dan Rosandich, so that it is impossible to get bored. And when the reader stops laughing and finishes the book, they truly understand our healthcare mess for the first time. In a satirical but humorous manner, this book examines many so-called medical conditions with impressive sounding names that are impossible to spell, difficult to pronounce, and far too confusing to understand. Yet, these problems are often ascribed to people for conditions the author considers to be normal behavior. It is a ride that is certain to be enjoyed and may never be forgotten. With tongue in cheek, the author proposes a set of new rules when it comes to medical conditions classified as either life style choices or what the author calls Fuzzy Diseases. Life style choices are described as smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, inactivity leading to physical deterioration, and participation in extreme sports activities. Fuzzy diseases are denoted as conditions real or imagined, that have no medically verifiable symptoms, no statistically substantiated treatment, and no medication proven to be effective. While each chapter begins with the traditional explanation of these conditions, this is not intended as a medical resource book. This book is a humorous look at human nature, and the sad state of our healthcare system.

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About the Author:

Seventeen years as president and program director of Health Education Materials (HEM), an organization involved with healthcare insurers working with disease management programs. HEM is aware of the extent and expenditure put forth in order to lessen the severity, and therefore the cost of treatment for a variety of health related problems. Through this unique position the author is able to view our national healthcare condition, which, unfortunately, is neither in the best health nor best condition.

Review:

A comedic tour...of a variety of mental health issues. Krigman wants humans to appreciate their foibles and follies, to cheer on those intrusive thoughts and see where those delusions lead. The approach of the author is intelligent and caustic, as he broadly sketches out medical opinion on topics such as depression or anorexia, then either whittles them down...or inflates them to the point that readers may wonder who, if anyone, is not stressed or anxious. Trenchant and amusing... and bracingly humanistic, Krigman will get into your head." --Kirkus Reviews May 2012

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