Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic.
Author: Robert Whitaker
Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news. In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. As Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, other societies have begun to alter their use of psychiatric medications and are now reporting much improved outcomes . . . so why can’t such change happen here in the United States? Why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public? Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up. Praise for Anatomy of an Epidemic “The timing of Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic, a comprehensive and highly readable history of psychiatry in the United States, couldn’t be better.”—Salon “Anatomy of an Epidemic offers some answers, charting controversial ground with mystery-novel pacing.”—TIME “Lucid, pointed and important, Anatomy of an Epidemic should be required reading for anyone considering extended use of psychiatric medicine. Whitaker is at the height of his powers.” —Greg Critser, author of Generation Rx
Brief definitions in the glossary, "dynamic animations show the spread of the epidemics covered on this site," test your knowledge of diseases with the interactive quiz, and choose from general information or from specific diseases and ...
Brief definitions in the glossary, "dynamic animations show the spread of the epidemics covered on this site," test your knowledge of diseases with the interactive quiz, and choose from general information or from specific diseases and learn more about them.
The Book introduces the basics of the epidemic, the disease and the history of the virus.
Author: Cecilia Suares
The Book introduces the basics of the epidemic, the disease and the history of the virus. It goes back to ground zero and talks about the projections of how this disease may unfold.It makes a point that politics is the inhibiting factor in putting a stop to the spread of this epidemic.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 29. Chapters: Anatomy of an Epidemic, Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence, Is There No Place on Earth for Me?, Liberation by Oppression, Political abuse of psychiatry, Political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, Prozac Nation, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, The Highly Sensitive Person (book), The Politics of Experience. Excerpt: In the Soviet Union, systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place. Psychiatry of the Brezhnev period was used as a tool to eliminate political opponents ("dissidents"), people who openly expressed their views that contradict officially declared dogmas. In case the person did not agree with the specific actions of people in leading positions and criticized them by using philosophic dogmas according to the writings by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, the term "philosophical intoxication" was widely used to diagnose mental disorders. The process of psychiatric incarceration was instigated by attempts to emigrate; distribution or possession of prohibited documents or books; participation in civil rights actions and demonstrations, for example, the protest demonstration in Red Square during the Soviet invasion in Prague in 1968; and involvement in forbidden religious activity. In such cases, religious faith was determined to be a form of mental illness that needed to be cured. Formerly highly classified extant documents from "Special file" of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union published after the dissolution of the Soviet Union demonstrate that the authorities of the country quite consciously used psychiatry as a tool to suppress dissent. According to the Commentary on the Russian Federation Law on Psychiatric Care, persons who were subjected to...
Based on exhaustive research culled from old patient medical records, historical accounts, and government documents, this haunting book raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, what it means to be "insane," and what we ...
Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.
In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, "What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?
Author: Will Hall
Publisher: Madness Radio
Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, "What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?" More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human spirit by transforming society. "Bold, fearless, and compellingly readable... a refuge and an oasis from the overblown claims of American psychiatry" - Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became an Illness "A terrific conversation partner." - Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness "Brilliant...wonderfully grand and big-hearted." - Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America "Must-read for anyone interested in creating a more just and compassionate world." - Alison Hillman, Open Society Foundation Human Rights Initiative "An intelligent, thought-provoking, and rare concept. These are voices worth listening to." - Mary O'Hara, The Guardian "A new, helpful, liberating-and dare I say, sane-way of re-envisioning our ideas of mental illness." Paul Levy, Director of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, Portland, Oregon "A fantastic resource for those who are seeking change." Dr. Pat Bracken MD, psychiatrist and Clinical Director of Mental Health Service, West Cork, Ireland
This book exposes the skyrocketing rate of antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children, identifies grave dangers when children's mental health care is driven by market forces, describes effective therapeutic care for children typically ...
Author: Sharna Olfman
This book exposes the skyrocketing rate of antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children, identifies grave dangers when children's mental health care is driven by market forces, describes effective therapeutic care for children typically prescribed antipsychotics, and explains how to navigate a drug-fueled mental health system. • A chapter on effective parenting coauthored by a leading parenting expert, Laura Berk • Contributions by noted medical journalist Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic • Information on legal issues by Harvard-educated lawyer Jim Gottstein • Insights from former pharmaceutical industry insider, Gwen Olsen • An examination of community approaches to children's mental health care by internationally known psychologist Stuart Shanker
Everyone who works with children should read this book. This book is a summary of “ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic,” by Alan Schwarz.
Author: Lee Tang
Publisher: LMT Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Everyone who works with children should read this book. This book is a summary of “ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic,” by Alan Schwarz. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a biological disorder of the brain that can be treated with medications when appropriate. In the 1980s, only 3 percent of American children were diagnosed with ADHD. But now that number is 15 percent—three times what the experts have said is appropriate. Meanwhile, the prevalence of ADHD in other countries such as France, Finland, and Japan, has remained low at below 1 percent. This means that millions of American kids, some as young as three years old, are misdiagnosed and taking powerful stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. This book reveals the powerful forces fueling its widespread diagnosis and drug treatment through the experiences of three people. One is the father of ADHD and its medications, who now regrets its current misuse. The second is a 7-year-old girl who was misdiagnosed with ADHD. The third is a 14-year-old boy who faked symptoms to get the drug. Both kids spent ten years suffering the consequences of using the medication. Read this book if you are a parent, professional or individual who is dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge
Author: Great Britain. Ministry of HealthPublish On: 1960
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It also provides accounts of the latest research on the epidemiological status of eating disorders and the subsequent debate that this work has engendered.
Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
In an extensively revised new edition of the successful Anorexia and Bulimia, Richard Gordon includes new information and discussion of the latest ideas in this rapidly growing research field. The past two decades have witnessed an enormous increase in the number of cases of eating disorders in industrial societies.
Pandemics have been challenging the existence of humankind since before the first recorded pandemic, the Bubonic Plague, in the 14th Century. For example, there was Smallpox in 1780 while the 1880s saw the rise of Tuberculosis. Spanish Influenza was the scourge of civilization during the years of World War I while the AIDS outbreak overwhelmed North America in 1969. Now Ebola stands at stage center demanding the world's attention as its most formidable foe in the 21st century. Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century uses the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014-15 as a model for describing what pandemics are, how they are transmitted between organisms, how they are disseminated throughout the world, and how they are eradicated. Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century was written by Jonathan Jeffreys, biologist and Science Editor for BiologyCoachOnline. Jeffreys' story begins in a schoolhouse in the little village of Yambuku in the tiny West African country of Zaire in 1976 and he takes the reader on the epic journey as the Ebola virus blooms from a local epidemic to a worldwide pandemic right before our eyes. Along the way, Jeffreys explores: the history of infectious disease and pandemics; signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease; Ebola's epic journey out of Africa and into Europe and eventually to the continental United States; the potential for Ebola's use as an agent of bioterrorism and biological warfare; and the profound impact of pandemics on the global economy. Jeffreys entertains as he informs thus making Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century an exciting read for anyone planning a career in medicine or healthcare, the person interested in science or science history, or anyone fascinated by the natural world and natural processes.
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