PEERS Radio /Writer Robert Whitaker on the Rise of Psych Drugs and Mental Health Diagnoses
Mental Health and Wellness Radio attended the 2012 CASRA Conference in San Mateo, Calif. to catch up with award-winning journalist and science writer Robert Whitaker. He speaks with host Jenee Darden about the pharmaceutical drug industry, how some studies show short-term medical use results in higher rates of recovery than long-term use, and why there is a growing trend of children being prescribed psychiatric medication. Whitaker is the author of Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.
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