Anxiety

June 19, 2011
(was 07.04.2010)

It's now the most common mental health problem in the world. Anxiety. And the United States is the country with the highest level of anxiety, according to a World Mental Health Survey conducted in 18 countries in 2002. In this hour, award-winning journalist Patricia Pearson talks about her personal struggles with anxiety. And psychiatrist Daniel Carlat tells us about the trouble with psychiatry.

  1. Patricia Pearson on A History of Anxiety

    Author of "A Brief History of Anxiety...Yours and Mine" discusses why she thinks Americans are so anxious.

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  2. Ethan Watters on the Globalization of the American Psyche

    Author of "Crazy Like Us" argues that American versions of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders are spreading around the world.

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  3. Daniel Carlat on the Psychiatric Crisis

    Tufts Medical School psychiatrist Daniel Carlat believes psychiatry is in crisis.

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  4. Brian Kane on Acousmatic Sound

    What role does sound play in Franz Kafka's fiction?

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