Comparing and Contrasting Rosenthal’s Text (Drugs, Mind, Body, and Society) and Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic
However, he discovered that the most scientifically identifiable factor for the increase of severe psychiatric problems is the increase in psychiatric drug use.
It is a multidisciplinary text that provides students with a comprehensive discussion about drugs and drug effects that weaves together physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, society, culture, media, history, law, and religion. With an emphasis on critical thinking skills, this book teaches students to evaluate research, assess sources of data, and discern fact from opinion, so that they can make intelligent decisions that improve the quality of their lives.
They point us away from the inner pathology of the mentally ill person and towards outer pathologies; the sickness of society, institutions, experts, caregivers, and even psychotropic medication itself – the pharmakon of efficacy/toxicity.
He shows that a large amount of such evidence is consistent with the long–term exacerbation of mental illness by psy- 115 chiatric medications. It is a “connecting-the-dots” kind of argument, and could of course be mistaken
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