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Author Robert Whitaker Speaks in Eugene, Oregon

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Journalist Robert Whitaker, author of the new book Anatomy of an Epidemic, is making waves throughout the mental health system with his findings. Hear him speak free at the Hilton on Friday, 20 August 2010. Event co-sponsored by MindFreedom and LaneCare.

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  • Lecture
When Aug 20, 2010
from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Hilton Hotel, Composer's Ballroom, Eugene, Oregon, USA
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Contact Phone 541-345-9106
Attendees All are welcome. Free event.
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Robert Whitaker is the author of a new book that is shaking up the mental health industry.

 

Hear him speak in Eugene, free.


Anatomy of An Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

 

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Friday, August 20, 2010 *** 7 pm • FREE EVENT

Eugene Hilton *** Composer's Ballroom

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Robert Whitaker, award-winning author of Mad in America, discusses a medical mystery in his latest book:

Why has the number of Americans considered "disabled mentally ill" tripled over the past two decades?

Whitaker is one of the first journalists to expose the long-term effects of psychiatric medications.

His findings are astonishing and controversial.

Time Magazine review:

"Despite much vaunted claims to the contrary, writes Whitaker, a medical journalist, 'there was never any evidence' in the scientific literature showing that certain mental illnesses result from faulty brain chemistry... Psychiatric drugs have changed the lives of millions, but this book explores how they would have fared without them. It's an alternative worth imagining."

Co-sponsored by LaneCare and MindFreedom.

More info: 541-345-9106 *** lane@mindfreedom.org

http://www.MindFreedom.org *** http://www.MadInAmerica.com

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