Psychiatry Under the Influence (Paperback)

Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

By R. Whitaker, L. Cosgrove

Palgrave MacMillan, 9781137506924, 241pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2015

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Hardcover (4/23/2015)
Paperback (11/8/2015)

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Description

Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.


About the Author

Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, two of which--Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic - tell of the history of psychiatric treatments. Anatomy of an Epidemic won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism in 2010. He is a former Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, USA. Lisa Cosgrove is Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA and a Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, USA. She is also a clinical psychologist. She has co-edited and co-authored casebooks on the ethical and medico-legal issues that arise in organized psychiatry because of financial conflicts of interest. She received the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology for her paper "Industry's Colonization of Psychiatry."