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

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

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Anatomy of an epidemic : magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America
Title
Anatomy of an epidemic
Title remainder
magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America
Statement of responsibility
Robert Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Whitaker, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mental illness
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Drugs
  • Psychiatry
Label
Anatomy of an epidemic : magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America, Robert Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn429022293
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xi, 404 p.
Isbn
9780307452412
Lccn
2009049467
Other control number
40017831504
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)429022293
Label
Anatomy of an epidemic : magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America, Robert Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn429022293
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xi, 404 p.
Isbn
9780307452412
Lccn
2009049467
Other control number
40017831504
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)429022293

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