A Killing Cure

Evelyn Walker, Author Henry Holt & Company $17.95 (359p) ISBN 978-0-03-069906-1
The psychologically ruinous exploitation of Walker by her psychiatrist Zane Parzen as told to Young (God's Bullies, etc.) by the victim is corroborated by personal, medical and legal documents that served as evidence in a sensational San Diego malpractice suit. The authors contend here that the public should be made aware that there are therapists who, as in this case, manipulate, drug and sexually abuse patients and thereby create absolute dependency. During the three years (19741977) that Walker was the psychiatrist's patient, she lost her husband and two children and made multiple suicide attempts. Although the court awarded her $4.6 million, and she has remarried, she remains, or so she claims, obsessed with Parzen. He, in turn, as a result of the trial publicity, destroyed his own career and marriage. Major ad/promo; author tour. (June 5)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
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