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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Robert Whitaker: Rethinking Psychiatric Care

From the Buffalo Center for Social Research

Watch Robert Whitaker's presentation:
Rethinking Psychiatric Care: If We Follow the Scientific Evidence, What Must We do To Better Promote Long-Term Recovery?

Robert Whitaker's 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?