Anatomy of an Epidemic

Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic.

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Author: Robert Whitaker

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307452433

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Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news. In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. As Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, other societies have begun to alter their use of psychiatric medications and are now reporting much improved outcomes . . . so why can’t such change happen here in the United States? Why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public? Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up. Praise for Anatomy of an Epidemic “The timing of Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic, a comprehensive and highly readable history of psychiatry in the United States, couldn’t be better.”—Salon “Anatomy of an Epidemic offers some answers, charting controversial ground with mystery-novel pacing.”—TIME “Lucid, pointed and important, Anatomy of an Epidemic should be required reading for anyone considering extended use of psychiatric medicine. Whitaker is at the height of his powers.” —Greg Critser, author of Generation Rx

Anatomy of an Epidemic

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Brief definitions in the glossary, "dynamic animations show the spread of the epidemics covered on this site," test your knowledge of diseases with the interactive quiz, and choose from general information or from specific diseases and learn more about them.

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Author: Frederic P. Miller

Publisher: Alphascript Publishing

ISBN: 9786133854109

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America is book by Robert Whitaker published in 2010 by Crown. Whitaker asks why the number of Americans who receive government disability for mental illness approximately doubled since 1987. He tries to answer that question and examines the long-term outcomes for the mentally ill in the U.S. Whitaker explains that the drugs given to people with schizophrenia and depression were developed during a period of growth for the pharmaceutical industry, following that industry's development of magic bullets that treat people with, for example, diabetes. The public wanted to believe in wonder drugs. Unfortunately, the reasons the pharmaceutical companies gave for the drugs working (too much or too little dopamine or serotonin in the patient's brain) have not proved to be true.

Anatomy of a Pandemic

Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century was written by Jonathan Jeffreys, biologist and Science Editor for BiologyCoachOnline.

Anatomy of a Pandemic

Author: Jonathan Jeffreys

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975651114

Page: 86

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Pandemics have been challenging the existence of humankind since before the first recorded pandemic, the Bubonic Plague, in the 14th Century. For example, there was Smallpox in 1780 while the 1880s saw the rise of Tuberculosis. Spanish Influenza was the scourge of civilization during the years of World War I while the AIDS outbreak overwhelmed North America in 1969. Now Ebola stands at stage center demanding the world's attention as its most formidable foe in the 21st century. Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century uses the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014-15 as a model for describing what pandemics are, how they are transmitted between organisms, how they are disseminated throughout the world, and how they are eradicated. Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century was written by Jonathan Jeffreys, biologist and Science Editor for BiologyCoachOnline. Jeffreys' story begins in a schoolhouse in the little village of Yambuku in the tiny West African country of Zaire in 1976 and he takes the reader on the epic journey as the Ebola virus blooms from a local epidemic to a worldwide pandemic right before our eyes. Along the way, Jeffreys explores: the history of infectious disease and pandemics; signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease; Ebola's epic journey out of Africa and into Europe and eventually to the continental United States; the potential for Ebola's use as an agent of bioterrorism and biological warfare; and the profound impact of pandemics on the global economy. Jeffreys entertains as he informs thus making Anatomy of a Pandemic: Ebola Virus Disease in the 21st Century an exciting read for anyone planning a career in medicine or healthcare, the person interested in science or science history, or anyone fascinated by the natural world and natural processes.

A Treatise on Epidemic Cholera

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A Treatise on Epidemic Cholera

Author: Horatio Gates Jameson

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The Anatomy of Suicide

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Author: Forbes Winslow

Publisher: Good Press

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"The Anatomy of Suicide" by Forbes Winslow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Epidemic Cholera

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Epidemic Cholera

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The Concussion Crisis

From the peewees to the pros, concussions are reaching epidemic proportions. This book brings that hidden epidemic and its consequences out of the shadows.

The Concussion Crisis

Author: Linda Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627467

Page: 336

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FOR FAR TOO LONG, the menace of concussions has been hidden in plain sight. On playing fields across America, lives are being derailed by seemingly innocuous jolts to the head. From the peewees to the pros, concussions are reaching epidemic proportions. This book brings that hidden epidemic and its consequences out of the shadows. As frightening as the numbers are—estimates of sports-related concussions range from 1.6 million to 3.8 million annually in the United States—they can’t begin to explain the profound impact of a hidden health problem that can strike any of us. It is becoming increasingly clear that concussions, like severe head traumas, can rob us of our memory, our mental abilities, our very sense of self. Because the damage caused by a concussion is rarely visible to the naked eye or even on a brain scan, no one knows how many millions might be living lives devastated by an invisible injury too often shrugged off as “just a bump on the head.” This book puts a human face on a huge public health crisis. Through narratives that chronicle the poignant experiences of real people struggling with this invisible and often unrecognized brain injury, Linda Carroll and David Rosner bring home its potentially devastating consequences. Among those you will meet are a high school football player whose college dreams were derailed by a series of undiagnosed concussions, a hard-driving soccer star whose own struggles with concussions pushed her to crusade for safety reform as a coach and soccer mom, and an economist who lost her career because of lingering concussion symptoms from a fender bender. The Concussion Crisis weaves these human dramas with compelling stories of scientists and doctors who are unraveling the mysteries of how an invisible injury can wreak such havoc. It takes readers into the top labs, where scientists are teasing out what goes wrong in the brain after a jolt to the head, and into the nation’s leading concussion clinic, where patients get cutting-edge management and treatment. Carroll and Rosner analyze the cultural factors that allowed this burgeoning epidemic to fester unseen and untreated. They chronicle the growing public awareness sparked by the premature retirements of superstars like NFL quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Young. And they argue for an immediate change in a macho culture that minimizes the dangers inherent in repeated jolts to the head. The Concussion Crisis sounds an urgent wake-up call to parents, coaches, trainers, doctors, and the athletes themselves. The book will stand as the definitive exploration of this heretofore-silent health crisis. It should be required reading for every parent with a child playing sports—in fact, by everyone who has ever suffered a hard bump on the head.

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