Manufacturing Mental Illness

Are the drugs used to treat mental illness working? Research shows that the number of people on government disability due to a mental illness has gone up dramatically, rising from 1.5 to over 4 million in the past 20 years. PBS’s “Need to Know” asks Robert Whitaker, author of the recent book, “Anatomy of An Epidemic,” about his analyses of scientific studies and what they mean for the future of mental health care in the US.

Audio Interview (podcast):

See original podcast at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/uncategorized/manufacturing-mental-illness/1787/

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