Part 2 of the review of these three important books and the state of psychiatry today by Marcia Angell, former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. That allows her to be broadly credible and so this is a very important article.
- The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth — Irving Kirsch
- Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America — Robert Whitaker
- Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry – A Doctor’s Revelations about a Profession in Crisis — Daniel Carlat
In my article in the last issue, I focused mainly on the recent books by psychologist Irving Kirsch and journalist Robert Whitaker, and what they tell us about the epidemic of mental illness and the drugs used to treat it.1 Here I discuss the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic…
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