ESSENTIAL READING: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Shocking but true story of incredible medical malpractice.

Treating a disturbed mind is orders of magnitude more subtle and complex than treating a diseased body. To begin with, there is the problem of deciding what is ‘sickness’ in a mind as opposed to the normal cognitive path of humanity in all its glory. We are, according to every philosophy, body of literature, and religion, meant to suffer in our mind along the path to maturity and greater insight. This suffering is the path to happiness, according to reports by people who have documented their path for others to follow.

Treating disease of the body is morally simple; the disease is bad and healing is good. A body taken down by injury or infection offers some emotional upside as the mind accepts the limits of human life on the way to death. Conclusion: mental suffering is different than physical suffering.

It wasn’t until recently that the medical establishment and…

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