False Claims and Magic Bullets: The Trouble with Biological Psychiatry

False Claims and Magic Bullets: The Trouble with Biological Psychiatry explores the history and efficacy of psychiatric treatments, including drugs and electroshock. This course provides a broad overview of the impact of what is now mainstream psychiatric treatment, including the effects of psychiatric drugs and electroshock, the role of academic research and pharmaceutical companies, and the history of alternative approaches.

The sources for this presentation include Robert Whitaker’s acclaimed book Anatomy of an Epidemic, and contemporary reviews of the scientific literature, including that published on the Mad In America website, which Matthew helped to launch and run until January, 2014.