Book Review

H-Madness Book Review – Robert Whitaker, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (Crown 2010) (via h-madness)

A terrific review from the H-Madness, the History of Psychiatry Blog, to be read in conjunction with Marcia Angell’s recent extended review essay, The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?, in the New York Review of Books, and Ethan Watter’s 2010 New York Times piece on The Americanization of Mental Illness. Read more…

Conference Review

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” Report on a Symposium

CMH Affiliate and coordinator of the Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Sally Brown writes: On Thursday afternoon, the first half-day workshop organised by the Qualitative Health Research Group and the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit took place, on the topic  “How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in Read more…

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