Overprescribing Madness: What's Driving Australia's Mental Health Epidemic
February 15, 2021
With 1 in 6 Australians now taking a mental health drug, Dr Martin Whitely’s Overprescribing Madness asks: What’s gone wrong in the lucky country? He expertly investigates the drivers of Australia’s rapidly increasing rates of the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, psychosis and ADHD, and offers a series of thoughtful reforms needed to ensure psychiatric practice is based on rigorous, independent, bias-minimised evidence that reflects the Hippocratic obligation of medical practitioners to ‘first do no harm’. Read Overprescribing Madness and understand the social, economic, political, and ideological, factors driving Australia’s ‘pill for every ill’ approach to mental health.