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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 13 April 2010
  • ISBN : 9780307452436
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 12 voters

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Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news. In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. As Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, other societies have begun to alter their use of psychiatric medications and are now reporting much improved outcomes . . . so why can’t such change happen here in the United States? Why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public? Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up. Praise for Anatomy of an Epidemic “The timing of Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic, a comprehensive and highly readable history of psychiatry in the United States, couldn’t be better.”—Salon “Anatomy of an Epidemic offers some answers, charting controversial ground with mystery-novel pacing.”—TIME “Lucid, pointed and important, Anatomy of an Epidemic should be required reading for anyone considering extended use of psychiatric medicine. Whitaker is at the height of his powers.” —Greg Critser, author of Generation Rx

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Anatomy of an Epidemic

Anatomy of an Epidemic
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • ISBN : 9780307452436
DOWNLOAD BOOKAnatomy of an Epidemic

Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news. In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Anatomy of an Epidemic
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780307452429
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Anatomy of an Epidemic : Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Anatomy of an Epidemic : Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : OCLC:1266219106
DOWNLOAD BOOKAnatomy of an Epidemic : Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news. In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Interwoven with Whitaker's groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the

Psychiatry Under the Influence

Psychiatry Under the Influence
  • Author : R. Whitaker,L. Cosgrove
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23
  • ISBN : 9781137516022
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Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.

The Concussion Crisis

The Concussion Crisis
  • Author : Linda Carroll,David Rosner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • ISBN : 9781451627459
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A cautionary assessment of the rising frequency of brain injuries among young athletes counsels parents on the risks associated with head trauma while identifying factors that contribute to missed diagnoses and brain damage, in a reference that is complemented by illustrative true stories.

Mad in America

Mad in America
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2001-12-14
  • ISBN : 9780786723799
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Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most

Unhinged

Unhinged
  • Author : Daniel Carlat
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-18
  • ISBN : 1416596356
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IN THIS STIRRING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WAKE-UP CALL, psychiatrist Daniel Carlat exposes deeply disturbing problems plaguing his profession, revealing the ways it has abandoned its essential purpose: to understand the mind, so that psychiatrists can heal mental illness and not just treat symptoms. As he did in his hard-hitting and widely read New York Times Magazine article "Dr. Drug Rep," and as he continues to do in his popular watchdog newsletter, The Carlat Psychiatry Report, he writes with bracing honesty

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
  • Author : Richard Gordon,Richard Allan Gordon
  • Publisher : Blackwell Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000-04-07
  • ISBN : 0631214968
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In an extensively revised new edition of the successful Anorexia and Bulimia, Richard Gordon includes new information and discussion of the latest ideas in this rapidly growing research field. The past two decades have witnessed an enormous increase in the number of cases of eating disorders in industrial societies.

Generation Rx

Generation Rx
  • Author : Greg Critser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780618773565
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Based on interviews with scientists and corporate executives in the nation's most powerful pharmaceutical companies, this probing look at the state of the nation's health in the midst of a pharmaceutical revolution concludes that America's love affair with drugs is radically transforming the nation, beginning with the youngest generation. Reprint.

On the Laps of Gods

On the Laps of Gods
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780307339836
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An account of the Elaine Massacre in Hoop Spur, Arkansas, traces the events that led to the killings of more than 100 black citizens by white mobs and federal troops, describing the related condemnations of twelve African-American men, the contributions of former slave and attorney Scipio Africanus Jones, and the landmark Moore v. Dempsey case. Reprint.

The Mapmaker's Wife

The Mapmaker's Wife
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780786741847
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In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely

Outside Mental Health

Outside Mental Health
  • Author : Will Hall
  • Publisher : Madness Radio
  • Release Date : 1966-02-03
  • ISBN : 0996514309
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Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, "What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?" More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human spirit by transforming society. "Bold, fearless, and compellingly readable... a refuge and an oasis

Plague in Sydney

Plague in Sydney
  • Author : Peter H. Curson,Kevin McCracken
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • ISBN : IND:30000048103943
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The Zyprexa Papers

The Zyprexa Papers
  • Author : Gottstein Jim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • ISBN : 198996320X
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On December 17, 2006, The New York Times began a series of front-page stories about documents obtained from Alaska lawyer Jim Gottstein, showing Eli Lilly had concealed that its top-selling drug caused diabetes and other life-shortening metabolic problems. The "Zyprexa Papers," as they came to be known, also showed Eli Lilly was illegally promoting the use of Zyprexa on children and the elderly, with particularly lethal effects. Although Mr. Gottstein believes he obtained the Zyprexa Papers legally, the United States District Court

The Emperor's New Drugs

The Emperor's New Drugs
  • Author : Irving Kirsch
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781409086352
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Everyone knows that antidepressant drugs are miracles of modern medicine. Professor Irving Kirsch knew this as well as anyone. But, as he discovered during his research, there is a problem with what everyone knows about antidepressant drugs. It isn't true. How did antidepressant drugs gain their reputation as a magic bullet for depression? And why has it taken so long for the story to become public? Answering these questions takes us to the point where the lines between clinical research