SOURCE: Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma

Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma

June 11, 2009 10:13 ET

Dallas Psychiatrist Dr. Colin Ross Receives Indie Book Award

Satirical Critique Debunking Psychiatry's Scientific Claims Is Judged One of the Best

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Dallas Psychiatrist, Colin A. Ross, M.D., recently received the First Place Prize in Psychology from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for his book, "The Great Psychiatry Scam: One Shrink's Personal Journey" (ISBN-13: 978-0970452528). Presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, the Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books for the year.

"The Great Psychiatry Scam" provides a satirical critique of psychiatry intertwined with the story of Dr. Ross' life and career. According to Dr. Ross, psychiatry as it currently operates is not a legitimate branch of medicine. A series of high definition videos about the book are available at

"I hope that by winning the Indie Book Award we will keep the bright light of public scrutiny shining on the practice of psychiatry," said Dr. Ross. "I wrote this book because psychiatry is dominated by folklore, anecdote and superstition, and it preys on those who believe it is based in science. Unfortunately, real science and medicine are missing and real scientific advances are ignored or covered up."

Data from the psychiatry literature disprove many of the beliefs and practices of current-day psychiatrists. In "The Great Psychiatry Scam," these practices are shown to be unscientific through analysis, commentary, vignettes from Dr. Ross' career, and humorous debunking of the genes-brain disease-medication approach to mental health and addictions.

Chapters include:

--  Bipolar Moot Disorder
--  The Schizophrenia Gene Scam
--  Sigmund Fraud: The Psychoanalysis Scam
--  Them Crazy Pills Don't Work Too Good
--  The Department of Silly Genetics, Godot University

Dr. Ross is the author of 140 papers in professional journals and 21 books. He has lectured widely in North America, Europe, China, New Zealand and Australia, has reviewed for many different psychiatry journals, and received a number of research grants. His writing also includes short stories, poems, aphorisms, plays and essays on a wide range of topics.

"The Great Psychiatry Scam" lists for $18.95 and is available through For more information about Dr. Ross and the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dan Keeney, APR
    DPK Public Relations
    Email Contact