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Author Whitaker, Robert.

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

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.89 WHI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 404 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject Mental illness -- United States.
Psychotropic drugs -- Prescribing -- United States.
Psychiatry -- United States.
Psychiatry -- ethics -- United States.
Psychiatry -- history -- United States.
Mental Disorders -- drug therapy -- United States.
Mental Disorders -- epidemiology -- United States.
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