Journalist and author Robert Whitaker.

Robert Whitaker

Robert Whitaker is a journalist and the author of four books, including Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic, which won the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism. Prior to writing books, he worked as the science and medical reporter at the Albany Times Union for a number of years. His journalism articles won several national awards, including a George Polk award for medical writing. In 1998 he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

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