Did you know that many major drug companies have either ceased their involvement in psychiatric research altogether or considerably reduced their involvement?
This is not a development that reflects well on psychiatry, which is why it has received so little publicity.
But it is a profoundly significant development, for a number of reasons. Not many years ago, psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry were cosy bedfellows, “partners”.
Not any more.
I wrote about this development, why it has happened, and its major significance, in my 2015 book Depression Delusion: The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance, foreword by Robert Whitaker.
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Dr. Terry Lynch.
Physician; psychotherapist; best-selling mental health author; provider of recovery-oriented mental health service; member of Expert Group on Mental Health Policy (2003-6) that formulated A Vision for Change, Ireland’s official mental health policy document.
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