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Leonard Lopate at Large

Mon, May 16, 2022 13:00 PM

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Hosts: Leonard Lopate
Topics:
  • Daniel Bergner on The Mind and the Moon -
Synopsis: When Daniel Bergner’s younger brother was diagnosed as bipolar and put on a locked ward in the 1980s, psychiatry seemed to have achieved what JFK promised: a revolution of chemical solutions to treat mental illness. Yet as Bergner’s brother was deemed a dire risk for suicide and he and his family were told his disorder would be lifelong, he found himself taking heavy doses of medications with devastating side effects.
Now, in recounting his brother’s journey alongside the gripping, illuminating stories of Caroline, who is beset by the hallucinations of psychosis, and David, who is overtaken by depression, Bergner examines the evolution of how we treat our psyches.
Join us when Daniel Bergner reveals how the pharmaceutical industry has perpetuated our biological view of the mind and our drug-based assumptions about treatment—despite the shocking price paid by many patients and the problematic evidence of drug efficacy on this installment of Leonard Lopate of Large.
Guests:
  • Daniel Bergner  -
Playlist:
  • "Sort Of" "Clog Dance" - Charlie Morrow 
  • "Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M
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