Psychiatric Drugs: Problems and Solutions

Conference: Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine Workshop/Presentation: Psychotropic Medications: Problems and Solutions
Robert Whitaker

In his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker investigates the astonishing rise in the number of people enrolled in government disability due to mental illness over the past 20 years. He shared his research on how psychiatric medications affect the long-term course of schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorders—based on a review of the scientific literature. Additionally, he highlighted innovative programs in Europe producing good outcomes that might be models for reforming care in the United States.