Recovery from Cults
|Authors||Susan Andersen, David Clark, Richard L. Dowhower, Gary Eisenberg, Geri-Ann Galanti, Kevin Garvery, Lorna Goldberg, William Goldberg, Carol Giambalvo, Noel Giambalvo, Susan J. Kelley, Janja Lalich, Madeleine Landau Tobias, Michael Langone, Paul R. Maring, Arnold Markowits, Herbert L. Rosedale, Patrick L. Ryan, Margaret Singer, Mark Trahan, Rob Tucker, Philip Zimbardo|
|Cover artist||Justine Burkat Trubey, book design|
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse a 1995 book edited by Michael Langone, director of the anti-cult group International Cultic Studies Association (formerly the American Family Foundation), published by W. W. Norton & Company, treats the theories of mind control as related to cults.
A review in the British Medical Journal stated that the work appears mostly aimed at people who are concerned a friend or relative might be in a cult, little exploration of why an individual would join a cult, that there is little analysis of the definition or effectiveness of "exit counselling" that the book recommends, and there is little difference in the outcomes of exit counselling irrespective of whether the person left the cult voluntarily versus being ejected.
- Saliba, JA (1995). "Book Review: Recovery from Cults". Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34 (4): 531–532. doi:10.2307/1387351. JSTOR 1387351. (subscription required)
- Wallace, Edwin R. (1994). "Recovery From Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 272 (12): 979. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520120089039. ISSN 0098-7484.
- Gallagher, Eugene B. (February 1995). "Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse". Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease 183 (2): 122.