St. Michael's College: Robert Whitaker - Anatomy of an Epidemic: History, Science and the Long-Term Effects of Psychiatric Medications
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Saint Michael's College presents award-winning science writer Robert Whitaker speaking on “Anatomy of an Epidemic: History, Science and the Long-Term Effects of Psychiatric Medications”. Whitaker won the George Polk Award for Medical Writing for Anatomy of an Epidemic (2010), an investigation into why the number of adults and children disabled by mental illness has skyrocketed over the past 50 years. He asks whether the widespread use of psychiatric medications could be fueling this epidemic. He is also author of the prize-winning books Mad in America (2000) and The Mapmakers Wife (2004). Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and the Psychology Department.