Sunday, June 12, 2011

Uh, OK, but you might wish to inform the rest of the planet...

Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, in a critical review of Anatomy of an Epidemic, responds to Robert Whitaker's "demand"
that psychiatry "admit that the drugs, rather than fix chemical imbalances in the brain, perturb the normal functioning of neurotransmitter pathways" (p. 333). In this statement, the expansive sweep of Whitaker’s interpretation becomes clear: I know of no serious psychiatrist who believes that psychotropic drugs "fix chemical imbalances in the brains" of their patients.
(via Critical Psychiatry)

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