Capitalism Hits Home: The Business of Mental Health

[S05 E08] The Business of Mental Health “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…

Capitalism Hits Home: The Business of Mental Health

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[S05 E08] The Business of Mental Health

“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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Capitalism Hits Home with Dr. Harriet Fraad (CHH) is a @Democracy At Work production. The show addresses the intersection of capitalism, class, and personal lives, and explores what is happening in the economic realm and its impact on our individual and social psychology. Learn more about CHH: https://www.democracyatwork.info/capitalismhitshome

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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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