It’s A Mad World! Podcast: A Discussion with Robert Whitaker


From It’s a Mad World! Podcast: In the first episode of a new podcast on the politics of mental health and the mental health of politics, Irish psychiatrist Dr. Peadar O’Grady talks with Robert Whitaker about his books and how he became involved with the movement to rethink psychiatry.

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  1. Thanks Bob and Peadar,

    This is a great podcast!

    I think as far as non first world high rates of ‘schizophrenic recovery’ go – these countries can’t afford a drug induced, psychiatric social work, disability payment structure.

    So some people might not survive at all but the vast majority recover completely, or ‘breakdown’ from time to time and recover completely again – while having the same life expectancy as normal.

    Africa was Africa before “Schizophrenia” appeared as an “illness”.

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  2. I’d wonder how much damage is going to be done in post Covid 19 by First World Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers.

    Providing a person has enough to eat and a roof over their head and basic comfort and occupation – it’s reasonable to think that they might be happy, at least some of the time.

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