Robert Whitaker’s report from his travels: Anatomy of an Epidemic Down Under

You might conclude, from this report, that a dramatic increase in the prevalance of bipolar disorder is one of the societal costs of allowing direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs....

Part 2 Behind the Walls: psychiatric hospitals in Ireland (Grainne and John’s story here) ‘Behind the Walls’ is a two-part documentary series charting the history of Ireland’s psychiatric hospitals. Part one lifts the lid on this vast system – during the middle decades of the 20th century, Ireland led the world in locking up more of its people per capita in mental hospitals, ahead even of the old... Continue Reading →

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