Robert Whitaker: Uncovering The Truth About the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
More than 6 million children have received the diagnosis of ADD since the term was invented in 1980. While it might look like we’re solving the problem with prescription pads and pretty little pills, there’s more to the story than quick fix pharmaceutical solutions would like us to believe. While researching a series for the Boston Globe, investigative journalist Robert Whitaker peeled back the pages of the prescription pad to take a look at what was really going on behind the medicated curtain. That’s when he uncovered the anatomy of an epidemic that would explain the astonishing rise of mental illness in modern America!