The Shocking Truth about Pharmaceutical Drugs: Is There Proof of Long-Term Benefits?

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Leigh Richardson of the Brain Performance Center and host of In Your Head with Leigh Richardson speaks with Robert Whitaker to talk about the truth about pharmaceutical drugs and if there is proof of long-term benefits.

Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, and co-author of a fifth, three of which tell of the history of psychiatry. In 2010, his Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness won the U.S. Investigative Reporters and Editors Book Award for Best Investigative Journalism.

Prior to writing books, he worked as a science reporter at the Albany Times Union Newspaper in New York for a number of years. He is the founder of, a website that features research news and blogs by an international group of writers interested in “rethinking psychiatry.”

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Leigh Richardson is also the author of Brain on Game On, available at Amazon and on and She also owns and operates The Brain Performance Center, a brain and mental health clinic located in Dallas, Texas that can be reached at 214-329-9017.

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