Capitalism Hits Home: The Business of Mental Health

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"One out of four American women take antidepressant drugs." In this episode, Dr. Fraad addresses how mental health is diagnosed and treated in the US. Human suffering and misery have been systematically categorized as disorders for which treatment with medication is needed and prescribed by psychiatrists. She argues that the collusion of medical doctors, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals driven by their quest for profits, are to blame.

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Books referenced by Dr. Fraad in this podcast:

  • Cracked by K.M. Walton
  • The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy by Dr. Louis Cozolino
  • The Girl on the Bridge - A Memoir by Tracey Higgins
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