National Institute of Mental Health

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness

Written by Robert Whitaker, the first edition of this book appeared in 2010. The publishers say: “In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally…
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We Need a Thorough Investigation of the STAR*D Scandal

This article by Robert Whitaker in the May 2011 edition of Psychology Today is well worth reading, despite it being published over seven years ago. Subtitled “Should reports from the NIMH’s STAR*D trial be retracted?”, it begins: “For some time now,…
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