Karl Seidel's Reviews > Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker
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Jun 24, 2010

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone currently taking drugs prescribed by psychiatrists
Read from June 14 to 23, 2010

This author should win a Pulitzer Prize...no...a Nobel Prize! His work will save hundreds - maybe 1000's of lives! This may or may not be what the Nobel prize award committee has in mind, but this book and his work matter because he exposes the underbelly of a malevolent force - Dr.'s prescribing drugs they know very little about.

Whitaker uses the literature of the AMA, APA and other "interested" parties, to tell a story you won't want to read if you think you're being effectively treated by antipsychotic's or benzodiazepines. Nothing more...nothing less.

Excellent reading - excellent writing: case studies, statistics, quotes by prominent researchers - it's all here!

Read it at your own peril. You have been warned!
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Reading Progress

06/14/2010 page 55
13.0% "If you're on any psychiatric medication - at all - read this book."
06/15/2010 page 160
38.0% "It's so scary how many of us trust that Dr's are smart and caring and will give us the right pill to get better."
06/15/2010 page 188
45.0% "Beware of psychiatrists prescribing helpful drugs!"
06/20/2010 page 282
68.0% "Conspiracy Warning! Magic Bullets don't exist!"
06/20/2010 page 282
68.0% "Conspiracy Warning! Magic Bullets don't exist...unless you insist they do."
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