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Abilify Is Top-Selling U.S. Drug -- But New Reports Question Long-Term Antipsychotic Use, Cite Need for Personalized Services

Art Levine | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Art Levine

The fresh attention to alternative and "evidence-based" therapeutic approaches, along with the new questions about the value of lifelong antipsychotic medications for people with schizophrenia, can potentially strengthen the way mental health providers respond to this often-devastating illness.

All Psychiatry Is Personal

David Blistein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
David Blistein

Last week I went to a presentation by Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America. Having spent a lot of time in the pharmaceutical trenches, I think my perspective on psychiatric meds is a little different from his, but there were two things in particular that impressed me.

NIMH Director Rethinks Standard Psychiatric Treatment for Schizophrenia

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

NIMH director Insel now agrees with treatment reform activists that many people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses could be better served by a more selective and limited use of drugs and more diverse treatments.

PHOTOS: Rare Images Of The Beatles

Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment

John Lennon famously said he felt the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus," and though he would have to apologize and weather severe criticism for h...

PHOTOS: Intimate Portraits From The Beatles' Early Years

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Robert Whitaker had the good fortune to be the Beatle's "official photographer" throughout their recording career. His famous shots are part of a hefty new book of photos, "With The Beatles."

Book Review: Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.03.2011 | Books
DJ Jaffe

What's amazing about Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America (2010, Broadway P...

Iconic Beatles Photographer Dead

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts

LONDON — Photographer Robert Whitaker, who shot some of the most famous – and infamous – images of The Beatles, has died at the age ...

Confronting Bigots Intolerant of Alternative Mental Health Treatment

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

Despite the success of alternative mental health treatments for many people, there still exists bigotry against these approaches.

Are Psychiatric Drugs Contributing to Mental Illness Disability?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Since 1955, mental illness disability rates in the U.S. have increased six-fold. At the same time, psychiatric drug use greatly increased in the 1950s and 1960s, then skyrocketed after 1988.

Revolutionary Road, A Beautiful Mind and Truthfulness

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce E. Levine

Sam Mendes and Michael Shannon remind us that people who are diagnosed with seriously mental illness can, when feeling respected, say profound things and should be taken seriously.