Anatomy of an Epidemic : Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America is the #NewBookoftheWeek at Murray State University. Robert Whitaker’s book can be found on the “New Book Shelf” in Waterfield Library.

About the Book

Anatomy of an Epidemic investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of adults and children disabled by mental illness skyrocketed over the past fifty years? There are now more than four million people in the United States who receive a government disability check because of a mental illness, and the number continues to soar. Every day, 850 adults and 250 children with a mental illness are added to the government disability rolls. What is going on? — From the author’s website

Read the first chapter:
http://robertwhitaker.org/robertwhitaker.org/Anatomy%20of%20an%20Epidemic_files/anatomych1.pdf

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