Charlie's article We live in the Age of Trauma
Charlie was featured on a three-part
Charlie is now a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, and is completing a novel, DEEP RIVER, about a depressed detective who heals himself by solving a crime.
Charlie wrote about his top five mental health books for Amazon.com.
Charlie was on National Public Radio's FRESH AIR, click here to listen.
About the Book:
Barber explores the ways in which the drug companies first create a need for a drug and then rush to fill it, and he reveals the increasing pressure Americans are under to medicate themselves (direct-to-consumer advertising, fewer nondrug therapeutic options, the promise of the quick fix, the blurring of the distinction between mental illness and everyday problems). Most importantly, he convincingly argues that without an industry to push them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that could have the potential to help millions are tragically overlooked by a nation that sees drugs as an instant cure for all emotional difficulties.
Here is an unprecedented account of the impact of psychiatric medications on American culture and on Americans themselves.
Compelling. In Comfortably Numb, Barber brings a street-smart perspective ... He worked for years with [the homeless mentally ill] in New York ... Comfortably Numb has a degree of sardonic anger powering its torrent of data and case studies.