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Robert Whitaker, author Anatomy of an Epidemic

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Published on Mar 15, 2013

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Robert Whitaker is a science and medical writer. He is the author of four books, two of which tell of the history of psychiatry. His first, Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill was named by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of 2002, while the American Library Association named it one of the best history books of that year. His newest book on this topic, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism in 2010. A series he co-wrote for The Boston Globe was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.

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