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Author Abigail Shier Bad Therapy Book

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Author Abigail Shier Bad Therapy Book



Author Abigail Shier Bad Therapy Book

Author Abigail Shier


Abigail Shrier is the New York Times bestselling author of BAD THERAPY: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up (2024). She received the Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism in 2021. Her previous bestseller, IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters (2020), was named a ‘Best Book’ by The Economist and The Times (of London). It has been translated into ten languages.


Shrier holds an A.B. from Columbia College, where she received the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship; a B.Phil. from the University of Oxford; and a J.D. from Yale Law School.



Introducing Bad Therapy Book by acclaimed investigative journalist Abigail Shrier, author of the groundbreaking book Irreversible Damage. In this compelling work, Shrier delves into the alarming state of mental health among American children, revealing a troubling trend of harm rather than healing within the mental health industry.


In today's society, the mental well-being of Generation Z is in crisis. Suicide rates among youth are on the rise, antidepressant prescriptions for children are rampant, and the prevalence of mental health diagnoses has failed to address the pervasive loneliness, despair, and fear experienced by many young people. But what lies at the root of this troubling phenomenon?


Through extensive research and interviews with psychologists, parents, educators, and adolescents, Shrier sheds light on the detrimental impact of contemporary therapeutic practices on children. Contrary to popular belief, she argues that the problem does not lie with the kids themselves, but rather with the mental health professionals tasked with their care.



Author Abigail Shier Bad Therapy Book


In the Bad Therapy book, Shrier exposes the shortcomings of prevalent therapeutic approaches, revealing their harmful effects and limited efficacy. Among her unsettling revelations:

- Talk therapy, intended to provide relief, often exacerbates anxiety and depression by fostering rumination.

- Social Emotional Learning, implemented in both public and private schools, can disadvantage vulnerable children.

- "Gentle parenting" methods may inadvertently fuel emotional turmoil and even aggression in children, leaving them yearning for authoritative guidance.


While mental health care can be life-saving for children with severe needs, Shrier argues that for many, the prescribed treatments may do more harm than good. Bad Therapy book serves as a wake-up call for those questioning the efficacy of current approaches to supporting children's mental health and offers insight into the path forward. This compelling read is essential for parents, educators, and anyone concerned about the well-being of America's youth. Buy on Amazon Here!




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Bad Therapy Reviews


"Bad Therapy" by Abigail Shrier has garnered high praise from notable figures across various fields. Here are some of the accolades it has received:

"Shocking, revelatory, and eminently important, Bad Therapy had me gripped from the first page. Abigail Shrier is an exquisite writer and a courageous voice. A must-read!"—Amy Chua, Yale law professor and author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and "The Golden Gate"


"Essential reading for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals."—Richard J. McNally, PhD, professor of psychology at Harvard University

"Shrier persuasively and forcefully demonstrates how mental health professionals (and some parents) often make things worse for the kids and adolescents they aim to help."—Elizabeth Loftus, distinguished professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine


"A powerful critique of a culture in which 'traumatic' describes anything from horrific abuse to your new laptop going on the blink."—Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School


"Abigail Shrier is the smartest and most courageous reporter in the country. There's a high cost to telling the truth, but for parents and kids, the rewards are beyond measure. Five stars."—Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer at The Atlantic


"A dazzling combination of investigative reporting and storytelling. A groundbreaking book."—Gerald Posner, award-winning investigative journalist, and author of "Pharma"


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