Tomorrow night I will be watching like the faithful apprentice, as Pedro interviews Robert Whitaker:
'Bringing Light Into Darkness: Monday KOOP News & Analysis'
hosted by Pedro Gatos in Austin, TX.
Don't Believe Everything You Think!
Please Join us Monday, October 16th , 2006
from 6:00 - 7:00pm CST at KOOP 91.7 FM, Austin TX
Under the Influence of Business: When Science & Medicine
get Compromised so can the Mental Health Industry
Special Guest Robert Whitaker
Streaming Live by going to our website www.PedroGatos.org or to www.koop.org
Monday's show features Robert Whitaker author of Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill and who has has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science. In the past few years, he has won the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article (which appeared in Fortune). In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Please join us to hear a fascinating account of the history of mental illness and the intervention strategies promoted by the drug industry and society. Despite the fact that psychiatry has introduced 'wonder drugs' like Prozac and Zoloft and Zyprexa, why is the incidence of severely debilitating forms of mental illness going up dramatically? This type of provocative question among others, will be addressed as we seek Bring fact-based Light Into the Darkness surrounding the war on "Mental Illness" since the turn of the 1900s.
Don't Be Late!!!!
In pursuit of social justice!
respectfully, pedro gatos