Book Discussion on Comfortably Numb

In his book, Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation, Charles Barber contends that Americans are overmedicated with… read more

In his book, Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation, Charles Barber contends that Americans are overmedicated with psychiatric drugs and have confused the difference between ordinary problems and mental illness. Mr. Barber argued that pharmaceutical companies are culpable in the desire to medicate. He responded to audience members' questions. 

Charles Barber is a psychiatry lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is the author of Songs from the Black Chair: A Memoir of Mental Illness. close

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Book Discussion on Comfortably Numb

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199864-1
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Corte Madera, California, United States
First Aired:
Mar 1, 2008
Last Aired:
May 7, 2008

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  • Mar 01, 2008 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2008 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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