Exporting Mental Disorders Ethan Watters – Madness Radio Interview

How did pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline create “depression” in Japan – and a billion dollar market for its anti-depressant drug Paxil? Why do people diagnosed with schizophrenia recover more in Tanzania than they do in the US? Can western-style psychotherapy help tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka? Ethan Watters, author of Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, discusses how mental disorders are cultural products, defined in the US and then exported around the world.

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(note, it’s 8:42 am EST — Madness Radio seems to be down and that is where the interview is hosted. Please check back later) — SEEMS TO BE BACK UP NOW 9:53 am

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