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    • Anatomy of an Epidemic

    • Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
    • By: Robert Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    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? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nations children. What is going on?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Science, Great Journalism

    • By Eric Strachan on 07-07-10
    • Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
    • By: Robert Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 385 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mad in America

    • Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
    • By: Robert Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world’s poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Life Horror Story

    • By Q. A. Bradford on 02-16-17
    • Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
    • By: Robert Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 02-11-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Doctor Who: Classic TV Adventures Collection Two

    • Six full-cast BBC TV soundtracks
    • By: Robert Holmes, David Whitaker, Don Houghton
    • Narrated by: Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison star as the Doctor in these six narrated full-cast TV soundtracks of classic Doctor Who TV serials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very entertaining

    • By Craig specht on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $33.04