I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental Disorders of the Mind, the Definitive Diagnostic Compendium, and you can find it reasonably priced at Amazon.com. There, you’ll also find a more detailed description of the book itself.

As you might have guessed, “Browntrout” is a pen name, and I’m not a doctor of anything other than humorology. You see, I have worked in the mental health field for many years, and if my colleagues found out I wrote a ridiculous satire of the holy bible of mental health, well…some folks might not take too kindly to that.

The way I see it, DSM and academia are fraudulent, pretentious, and have little or nothing to do with seeking or finding real truth. Humor is a powerful weapon for exposing hidden agendas, and I have used it with great, impish delight to lampoon the for-profit psychiatric drug industry, the growing trend to pathologize all human behavior, and the arbitrary nature of many diagnostic categories.

Here is a small sampling of some of the therapies, diagnoses, and tests discussed in the book:
Pediatric Pouty Lip
The Cry Level Scale
Juanabuse (pronounced: who-wanna-buse), drug that helps marijuana users crave alcohol
Cuddle Deficit Disorder
Moochism and Moochism by Proxy

This is a book that is sure to offend those in the establishment. It’s a short, fun read. I think you’ll love it, so I encourage you to buy it, read it, tell your friends about it, and if you like it, give me a cyber high-five by writing a review on Amazon and elsewhere. It will help me raise the profile of the book and get the word out.
Also, feel free to give me a shout on twitter.

Thank you and happy reading!
DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout
31-35, M
Aug 24, 2014