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Robert Whitaker on PBS Need to Know June 29, 2010


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Manufacturing mental illness

By Alexandra Nikolchev June 29, 2010


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. 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 healthcare in this country.


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