Anatomy of an Epidemic

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  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • ISBN : 0307452433
  • Rating : 4/5 from 12 reviews
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Anatomy of an Epidemic

Anatomy of an Epidemic
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 13 April 2010
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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

Mad in America

Mad in America
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 10 September 2019
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An updated edition of the classic history of schizophrenia in America, which gives voice to generations of patients who suffered through "cures" that only deepened their suffering and impaired their hope of recovery 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

In the Fellowship of His Suffering

In the Fellowship of His Suffering
  • Author : Elahe Hessamfar
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 26 February 2015
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Schizophrenia is often considered one of the most destructive forms of mental illness. Elahe Hessamfar's personal experience with her daughter's illness has led her to ask some pressing and significant questions about the cause and nature of schizophrenia and the Church's role in its treatment. With a candid and revealing look at the history of mental illness, In the Fellowship of His Suffering describes schizophrenia as a variation of human expression. Hessamfar uses a deeply theological rather than pathological approach

Drugging Our Children How Profiteers Are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest and What We Can Do to Stop It

Drugging Our Children  How Profiteers Are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest  and What We Can Do to Stop It
  • Author : Sharna Olfman,Brent Dean Robbins
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 27 February 2012
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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

The Last Asylum

The Last Asylum
  • Author : Barbara Taylor
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 April 2015
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In the late 1970s, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, began to suffer from severe anxiety. In the years that followed, Taylor's world contracted around her illness. Eventually, she was admitted to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institutions, the infamous Friern Mental Hospital in London

Cracked

Cracked
  • Author : James Davies
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed – 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year – and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952 to 374 today? The everyday sufferings and setbacks of life are now ‘medicalised’ into illnesses that require treatment – usually with highly profitable drugs. Psychological therapist James Davies uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical

Gasping for Air

Gasping for Air
  • Author : Kevin Glynn MD
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 03 August 2017
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Breathing is a continuous battle between our need for oxygen and forces in nature that attack our lungs. Three hundred thousand Americans will die of respiratory diseases this year. Gasping for Air is the dramatic story of how infections, toxins, carcinogens, and air pollution strike against one of our basic body functions. The book also describes how we come into the struggle with diseases like asthma, cystic fibrosis, and sleep apnea, which make us vulnerable to assaults on breathing from

Birth of a New Brain

Birth of a New Brain
  • Author : Dyane Harwood
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 10 October 2017
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When a new mother becomes manic overnight from a rare form of bipolar disorder, she stops at nothing to find the mental stability she needs to stay alive. After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type of bipolar disorder and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. During her childhood,

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home
  • Author : Paula J. Caplan
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 06 November 2018
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Why are those devastated by war or other military experiences called mentally ill? The standard treatment of therapy and drugs can actually be harmful, and huge numbers of suffering veterans from earlier eras demonstrate its inadequacy. Most of us are both war-illiterate and military-illiterate. Caplan proposes that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their experiences, one-on-one. Beginning a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war and the military will help us bridge the dangerous

Successful Drug Free Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia

Successful Drug Free Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia
  • Author : Revella Levin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 April 2018
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Successful Drug-Free Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia offers a close examination of how to treat schizophrenic patients using psychotherapy rather than drugs, applying derivatives of psychodynamic principles in treating patients. The author provides real examples throughout of how therapists can resolve patients’ emotional conflicts with better outcomes than by resorting to drugs. She presents methods that allow patients to avoid the neurological damage and obesity that can often result from the use of anti-psychotic drugs. The practical techniques and advice this book

A Profession Without Reason

A Profession Without Reason
  • Author : Bruce E. Levine
  • Publisher : AK Press
  • Release : 22 June 2022
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There is today a crisis in psychiatry. Even the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Thomas Insel, has said: “Whatever we’ve been doing for five decades, it ain’t working.” The field requires a completely fresh look, and clinical psychologist Bruce Levine—a man often at odds with his profession—enlists the early Enlightenment philosopher Baruch de Spinoza to help work through the problem. Readers unfamiliar with Spinoza will be intrigued by the modern relevance of