Mad in America: Bad Science, bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally ill download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Whitaker

Mad in America: Bad Science, bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally ill download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Whitaker year 2010
  • Book name: Mad in America: Bad Science, bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally ill
  • Author: Robert Whitaker
  • Release date: 2010/3/25
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780465020140
  • Rating: 8.56 of 10
  • Votes: 126
  • Review by: Celeste Autry
  • Review rating: 7.37 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Total pages: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America , medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book,now revised with a new introduction, Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of insanity,' and what we value most about the human mind.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H14M23S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Psychology, History Of Medicine, Mental Health Services, Abnormal Psychology, Psychiatry
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x208x28mm
  • Weight: 362.87g
  • Printed by: BASIC BOOKS
  • Published in: New York, United States
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