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Presents a controversial assessment of the rise in mental illness-related disabilities and considers if drug-based care may be fueling illness rates throughout the past half... Read more
ROBERT WHITAKER is the author of Mad in America, The Mapmaker's Wife, and On the Laps of Gods, all of which won recognition as "notable books" of the year. His newspaper and magazine articles on the mentally ill and the pharmaceutical industry have garnered several national awards, including a George Polk Award for medical writing and a National Association of Science Writers Award for best magazine article. A series he cowrote for the Boston Globe on the abuse of mental patients in research settings was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.
Documents more than three centuries of cures for madness, calling into question society's responsibilities to the mentally ill, what it means to be "insane," and what Americans value most about the human mind.
Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.
In the mid-1960s, the Beatles were the biggest thing on the planet. Their fans wanted to touch the Beatles. Who might help them? Well, one photographer was inside. The young Australian Robert Whitaker. When Beatlemania exploded, Whitaker was along for the wild ride. This book presents the best pictures taken by the band's official shooter.
Ihre letzte Welttournee führte die Beatles 1966 nach Deutschland ("Bravo Beatles Blitztournee"), Japan und auf die Philippinen. Robert Whitaker begleitete die Band als einziger Fotograf rund um die Uhr und schoss vor und hinter der Bühne, in den Hotels und unterwegs seine einzigartigen Fotos. ...
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