Anatomy of An Epidemic

Anatomy of An Epidemic

Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Book - 2010
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Presents a controversial assessment of the rise in mental illness-related disabilities and considers if drug-based care may be fueling illness rates throughout the past half century.
Publisher: New York :, Broadway Paperbacks,, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307452429
Branch Call Number: 616.89 WHI
Characteristics: xi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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StarGladiator
Nov 19, 2015

The main question of this book: // Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? \\
Skimmed this book, and the author does make some good points, but blatantly ignores the obvious: 4 official jobless recoveries [really 6 or more] since the late 1980s with simultaneous increase in massive pension theft - - leading to a growth in people, not being hired ever again, seeking disability at the state and/or federal level with the most common cause being depression, which is counted under the category of mental illness.
See? With every jobless recovery, more people will not be rehired, and a certain percentage of them put in for it [plus the drug addicts and alcoholics, et cetera], thusly a false reading. [In the author's favor, since the Reagan administration when Reagan gutted the FDA, way over 60,000 synthetic chemicals have been introduced into our environment without being tested for toxicity!

gettingstronger Jul 04, 2012

A great book for anyone who is recommended to go on psychiatric medication and is unsure about it and wants to learn about the full picture regarding psychotropic drugs. This book analyzes the long-term outcomes of these medications and helps your weigh the pros and cons of them.

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mm2brown
Sep 19, 2011

A thorough, accessible, and impassioned study and a fantastic critique of the role of psychiatric drugs in the rise, rather than fall, of cases of mental illness.

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