Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill (Book, 2019) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill

Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Medical journalist Robert Whitaker... traces the treatment of mental illness through the use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s, to the electroshock therapy of the 1950s, to what is perhaps his most damning revelation: drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed research to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whitaker
ISBN: 9781541618060 1541618068
OCLC Number: 1082185697
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Perseus Publishing in 2002.
"Updated with a new afterword"--Cover.
Description: xx, 362 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the revised edition --
The original Bedlam (1750-1900). Bedlam in medicine ; The healing hand of kindness --
The darkest era (1900-1950). Unfit to breed ; Too much intelligence ; Brain damage as miracle therapy --
Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s). Modern-day alchemy ; The patient's reality ; The story we told ourselves ; Shame of a nation ; The Nuremberg Code doesn't apply here --
Mad medicine today (1990s-present). Not so atypical ; Epilogue --
Afterword to the revised edition.
Responsibility: Robert Whitaker.

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