Some argue that psychiatric patients are being over-medicated

Jan 28, 2012

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The number of adults and children disabled by mental illness has doubled in the last 50 years.  Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Whitaker recently explored the issue in his noted book “Anatomy of an Epidemic.”  While psychiatric drugs grew in popularity, Whitaker found that while they were effective in the short term, extended use can lead to problems.  Brett Deacon is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wyoming and he tells Bob Beck it’s an important issue for those in the mental health field.