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Comfortably numb : how psychiatry is medicating a nation, Charles Barber

Label
Comfortably numb : how psychiatry is medicating a nation
Title
Comfortably numb
Title remainder
how psychiatry is medicating a nation
Statement of responsibility
Charles Barber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 drug and then rush to fill it, and he reveals the increasing pressure Americans are under to medicate themselves. Most importantly, he argues that without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that could have the potential to help millions are tragically overlooked by a nation that sees drugs as an instant cure for all emotional difficulties.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616.89/18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 D-031
  • WM 402
NLM item number
B234c 2008
Label
Comfortably numb : how psychiatry is medicating a nation, Charles Barber
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-266) and index
Contents
Who medicated Iowa? -- The commerce of mood -- The triumph of biological psychiatry -- American misery -- Cogito, ergo sum -- The human factor -- The sea snail syndrome
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 280 p.
Isbn
9780375423994
Lccn
2007028541
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn154799733
  • (OCoLC)154799733
Label
Comfortably numb : how psychiatry is medicating a nation, Charles Barber
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-266) and index
Contents
Who medicated Iowa? -- The commerce of mood -- The triumph of biological psychiatry -- American misery -- Cogito, ergo sum -- The human factor -- The sea snail syndrome
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 280 p.
Isbn
9780375423994
Lccn
2007028541
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn154799733
  • (OCoLC)154799733

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