So why did professor Edward Shorter write his 2 very aggressive / hostile / vile articles in psychologytoday, attacking patients who are severely ill?
Even though he is a psychiatrist and a medical historian, he shows a total lack of knowledge about basic facts about this disease and totally ignores all clinical evidence etc that what he says is total rubbish / nonsense.
The answer to the question can be found in one of his tweets, ie his new book is out on the 7th of march.
The pub date for this is Mar 7 but Amazon up now. Theme: what should have been in but wasn't and shouldn't but was."
So all he cares about is selling books, earning money and getting his name in the paper, that he has to ridicule and attack severe ill patients to do so, is obviously no problem to him or to psychologytoday.
And that's the sad state of affairs of psychiatry and psychology in 2015.
See also Prof Edward Shorter and the psychic epidemic of ignoring clinical evidence