Against the Grain

The Decline of Psychotherapy and the Rise of Pharmaceuticals

While Americans are dealing with anxiety and depression in greater numbers, and the suicide rate has increased by almost 25% since the turn of the 21st century, access to talk therapy is decreasing. Clinical psychologist Enrico Gnaulati considers the social implications of the decline of psychotherapy and the rise of pharmaceutical drugs like Prozac, cognitive behavior therapy, and managed care.

Resources:

Enrico Gnaulati, Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care Beacon Press, 2018

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