Marcia Angell and Mental Illness

This summer the New York Review of Books published a two-part article written by Marcia Angell. Ostensibly the article was a review of three new books concerning mental illness and pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Angell offers more than reviews of these three books, this article provides a brief history of the DSM, an understanding of how medical professionals categorize and view mental illness and the role pharmaceutical companies play in both processes.

Everyone should read this, not only is the piece well written and even-handed but it will undoubtedly educate every reader on topics like autism, vaccinations and treatments of the mentally ill.

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