Kate'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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Apr 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: curmudgeons-for-justice, searing-social-commentary

Oh my God! This book opened my eyes to the dangers of psychoactive medications, like antidepressants, and the cavalier attitude of psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry to the damage they can potentially cause. Of course, most psychiatrists who have critiqued and commented on this book totally miss the point, and their objections to it are straw man objections. This book is good--I couldn't put it down, and it is so scary! A clear explanation as to why capitalism and medical care DO NOT MIX! If you are on any sort of anti-depressant--if your kid has been declared "bipolar"--if you have any psychiatric malady, read this!
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