We've Been Duped! Psychiatric Drugs and the Rise of Mental Illness in America w/ Robert Whitaker

Published by: janean strong on 09-01-2019

One in five Americans take a psychiatric drug on a daily basis. Drugs for depression, anxiety and schizophrenia create the chemical imbalance that was hypothesized as mental illness in the first place. The medical model of chemical imbalance in the brain arose from the understanding of how drugs acted in the brain NOT what was actually going on in the brain before the drug was administered!
Research suggests that, long term, psychiatric drugs for depression, anxiety and schizophrenia are causing the opposite of the intended effect.

Robert Whitaker's book, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America is a must read for anyone interested in the subject of mental imbalance in children, adolescents and adults.

Robert Whitaker is an American journalist and author who has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science. In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. His first book, Mad in America, was named by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of 2002. Anatomy of an Epidemic won the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism. Robert is also the publisher of madinamerica.com.

Anatomy of an Epidemic on Amazon

MAD in America website

Youtube option

Keywords: Mental Illness, Robert Whitaker, MAD in America, pharmaceuticals, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia

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