Normally on Wednesdays, we post video, but this week, we’re linking you to some really excellent audio from Madness Radio: “Sane Medication Policy with Robert Whitaker.”
Has society’s embrace of psychiatric medications led to recovery — or chronic disability? What would honest medical policy and treatment standards be if they were free of pharmaceutical company corruption? Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, discusses medications as a failed paradigm of care, and imagines what a sane alternative would look like.
And for more on the topic, visit Whitaker’s site and be sure to read his excellent article “Anatomy of an Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America” (PDF).