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Anatomy of an epidemic : magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America / Robert Whitaker.

Author/creator Whitaker, Robert
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Crown Publishers, ©2010.
Descriptionxi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents A modern plague -- Anecdotal thoughts -- The roots of an epidemic -- Psychiatry's magic bullets -- The hunt for chemical imbalances -- A paradox revealed -- The benzo trap -- An episodic illness turns chronic -- The bipolar boom -- An epidemic explained -- The epidemic spreads to children -- Suffer the children -- The rise of an ideology -- The story that was . . . and wasn't told -- Tallying up the profits -- Blueprints for reform.
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [363]-393) and index.
LCCN 2009049467
Standard identifier# 40017831504

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