Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation

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Public perceptions of mental health issues have changed dramatically over the last fifteen years, and nowhere more than in the rampant overmedication of ordinary Americans. In 2006, 227 million antidepressant prescriptions were dispensed in the United States, more than any other class of medication; that year, the United States accounted for 66% of the global market. Here, psychiatrist Barber provides a context for this disturbing phenomenon. He explores the ways in which pharmaceutical companies first create the need for a ...

Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation 2009, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307274953

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Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation 2008, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375423994

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