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.
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.
- Robert Whitaker and a roomful of psychiatrists from Harvard (bipolarblast.wordpress.com)