Anatomy of an Epidemic


Robert Whitaker asks some telling questions like:

Q. if psychiatric medications work so well then why is it that after decades of using them we have

1) so many more (not less) people with mental diagnoses, and

2) rapidly growing numbers of people on disability rolls with mental health diagnoses?

Q. are we creating an epidemic of chronic disability with the way we use psychiatric meds?

Q. why are we now doing this to our kids?

The book is a great read but you can hear Whitaker talking to an audience in Portland on Mad Radio at the link below.

http://www.madnessradio.net/audio-extra/RethinkingPsychiatryPDX2-10-11RobertWhitaker.mp3

Or you can go to the website of the book… http://www.madinamerica.com/madinamerica.com/Anatomy%20of%20an%20Epidemic.html

Look out for Whitaker coming to Toronto in fall 2011.

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