Mad in America: Why We Need to Create a New Paradigm of Care

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Date(s) - Jun 15
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Presented By: Robert Whitaker
“In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association adopted a “disease model” for diagnosing and treating mental disorders when it published the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. We soon learned that major disorders were diseases of the brain, characterized by chemical imbalances and that psychiatric drugs fixed those imbalances, like insulin for diabetes. However, while that was a story that benefits psychiatry’s guild interests and the interests of pharmaceutical companies, it was belied by psychiatry’s own research. The biological causes of major mental disorders remain unknown, and there is a growing body of evidence that psychiatric drugs, on the whole, worsen long-term outcomes. The challenge for our society today is to organize psychiatric services around a new narrative, one that is truly science-based, rather than the commercially driven narrative that drives care today.” – Robert Whitaker

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