Has the Drug-Based Approach to ‘Mental Illness’ Failed?


From Scientific American: In light of reports of surging mental distress during the pandemic, John Horgan interviews Robert Whitaker about how his views have evolved since publishing Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America in 2010.

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  1. Excellent top notch interview minus the term “activist”.
    I’m glad to see that you kicked that to the curb Robert.
    The work you’ve done and continue to do is of utmost
    value. It is work for the betterment of society on a global scale
    which I think is phenomenal achievement.

  2. I imagine, Bob, that many folks would love to see the debate surrounding and criticism of psychiatry banned and shamed just as debate and criticism of some topics (Gender ideology) have been banned here at MIA. They say that in the course of liberation, one mustn’t become like one’s oppressor. – Nelson Mandela