Skip to content

Comfortably Numb How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0307274950

ISBN-13: 9780307274953

Edition: 2009

Authors: Charles Barber

List price: $15.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Public perceptions of mental health issues have changed dramatically over the last fifteen years, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the rampant overmedication of ordinary Americans. In 2006, 227 million antidepressant prescriptions were dispensed in the United States, more than any other class of medication; in that same year, the United States accounted for 66 percent of the global antidepressant market. InComfortably Numb,Charles Barber provides a much-needed context for this disturbing phenomenon. Barber explores the ways in which pharmaceutical companies first create the need for a drug and then rush to fill it, and he reveals that the increasing pressure Americans are under to…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Foreward: "So Hip, So Quickly"
Neurons, Incorporated
Who Medicated Iowa?
The Commerce of Mood
The Triumph of Biological Psychiatry
American Misery
A Series of Alternative Approaches
Cogito, Ergo Sum
The Human Factor
The Sea Snail Syndrome
Postscript: Emotional Rescue