Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and the Spiritual Path
Friday, October 23, 2009
What does the dramatic increase in psychotropic drug prescriptions in the United States say about the soul of the nation? Why have bipolar diagnoses risen 4,000 percent in one decade? What do recent fines against pharmaceutical companies—the largest in our nation's history—say about our own awareness regarding these medicines and the industry that produces and sells them? Christopher and Laura welcome an in-studio guest who has gone through her own medical experiences. Together they cull information from various sources, including clips from Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Helen Fisher and others to create an informative, if not controversial discussion. And the biggest wild card? It could be … The Placebo Response.