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Healthwatch on 11/24/08

Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Short Description: 
Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

 An Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb:  How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, nonpharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.


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