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- Sunday, June 20th at 5pm (ET)
- Monday, June 21st at 5am (ET)
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
About the Program
The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of “Mad in America” discusses the rise in diagnosis of mental illness in the U.S. and the proliferation of drugs to medicate various conditions. Mr. Whitaker contends that drugs do little to balance imbalanced brain chemistry. The event is at the National Arts Club in New York.
About the Author
Robert Whitaker has written for the Boston Globe as well as numerous articles on medicine, the drug industry and the mentally ill. He is also author of “Mad in America.”