The Most Relevant Books:
- In Paula J. Caplan's They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal, in the bibliography, books and articles that include at least some element of critical, questioning perspective are marked with asterisks (*).
- The various chapters in the book Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis include a wide variety of descriptions of specific forms of bias.
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Directly Relevant and Indirectly Relevant
- Caplan, Paula J. (2017). The truth about Trump and psychiatric diagnosis. Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58abb3b0e4b0417c4066c22b
- Caplan, Paula J. (2004). For anguished vets: The listening cure. Washington Post. September 5, 2004, (Outlook section, page 2).
- Reprinted in Newsletter of the National Military Family Association
- Reprinted in The Officer, magazine of the Reserve Officers Association
- Caplan, Paula J. (2004). Review of Rethinking Mental Health and Disorder (Mary Ballou & Laura Brown (Eds.) In Contemporary Psychology 49(6), 794-97.
- Caplan, Paula J. (in press). Ambiguity, powerlessness, and the psychologizing of trauma: How backlash affects work with trauma survivors. The Journal of Trauma Practice.
- Caplan, Paula J. (2004). The debate about PMDD and Sarafem: Suggestions for therapists. Women and Therapy 27(3/4), 55-67. Special issue, simultaneously published as a book, From Menarche to Menopause: The Female Body in Feminist Therapy (Joan Chrisler, Guest Editor).
- Chrisler, Joan, & Caplan, Paula J. (2002). The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde: How PMS became a cultural phenomenon and a psychiatric disorder. Annual Review of Sex Research 13, 274-306.
- Caplan, Paula J. (2001) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A first-person story. Women and Therapy special issue on Minding the Body 23 (1), 23-43.
- --Simultaneously published in Minding the Body: Psychotherapy in Cases of Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness. Ellyn Kaschak (Ed.). New York: The Haworth Press, pp. 23-43.
- Caplan, Paula J. (1999) Review of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide by Kenneth S. Pope and Melba J.T. Vasquez. In Women and Therapy 22 (4), 108-110. Ellyn Kaschak (Ed.). New York: The Haworth Press, 2001, pp. 23-43.
- Caplan, Paula J. (1992). What should we ask about women and therapy? Canada's Mental Health 40, 25-6 (Health and Welfare Canada).
- Caplan, Paula J. (1992). Gender issues in the diagnosis of mental disorder. Women and Therapy 12, 71-82.
- Caplan, Paula J. (1992). Driving us crazy: How oppression damages women?s mental health and what we can do about it. Women and Therapy 12, 5-28.
- Larkin, June, & Caplan, Paula J. (1992). The gatekeeping process of the DSM. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health/Revue canadienne de sante mentale communautaire 11, 17-28.
- Caplan, Paula J.; McCurdy-Myers, Joan; & Gans, Maureen. Should "premenstrual syndrome" be called a psychiatric abnormality? Feminism and Psychology, 2, 1992, 27-44.
- Caplan, Paula J.; McCurdy-Myers, Joan; & Gans, Maureen. Reply to Mary Brown Parlee's commentary on PMS and psychiatric abnormality. Feminism and Psychology, 2, 1992, 109.
- Caplan, Paula J., & Gans, Maureen. Is there empirical justification for the category of "Self-defeating Personality Disorder"? Feminism and Psychology, 1, 1991, 263-278.
- Caplan, Paula J., & Larkin, June. The anatomy of dominance and self-protection. American Psychologist, 46(5), 1991, 536.
- Pantony, Kaye-Lee, & Caplan, Paula J. Delusional dominating personality disorder: A modest proposal for identifying some consequences of rigid masculine socialization. Canadian Psychology, 32(2), 1991, 120-133.
- Pantony, Kaye-Lee, & Caplan, Paula J. Response to commentators. Canadian Psychology, 32(2), 1991, 161.
- Caplan, Paula J. How do they decide who is normal? The bizarre, but true, tale of the DSM process. Canadian Psychology, 32(2), 1991, 162-170.
- Caplan, Paula J. Response to the DSM wizard. Canadian Psychology, 32(2), 1991, 174-175.
- Caplan, Paula J. Delusional Dominating Personality Disorder (DDPD). Feminism & Psychology, 1(1), 1991, 171-174.
- Caplan, Paula J., & Wilson, Jeffery. Assessing the child custody assessors. Reports of Family Law, Third Series, 27(2), October 25, 1990, 121-134.
- Caplan, Paula J. The psychiatric association's failure to meet its own standards: The dangers of "self-defeating personality disorder" as a category. Journal of Personality Disorders, 1(2), Summer, 1987, 178-182.
- Caplan, Paula J., & Hall-McCorquodale, Ian. Mother-blaming in major clinical journals. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 55, 1985, 345-353.
- Caplan, Paula J. & Hall-McCorquodale, Ian. The scapegoating of mothers: A call for change. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 55, 1985, 610-613.
- Caplan, Paula J. The myth of women's masochism. American Psychologist, 39(2), 1984, 130-139.
- Caplan, Paula J., & Newman, Frances. Juvenile female prostitution as gender-consistent response to early deprivation, International Journal of Women's Studies, 5, 1982, 128-137.
- Caplan, Paula J. Sex, age, behavior, and subject as determinants of report of learning problems. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 10, 1977, 314-316.
Many of Paula Caplan's essays on Psychology Today are relevant to psychiatric diagnosis.