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Psychiatry Under the Influence

Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Seeds of Corruption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 3-7
    3. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 9-25
    4. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 27-41
  3. Science Corrupted

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 45-62
    3. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 63-85
    4. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 87-115
    5. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 117-133
    6. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 135-151
  4. The Search for Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 155-171
    3. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 173-195
    4. Robert Whitaker, Lisa Cosgrove
      Pages 197-207
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-241

About this book

Introduction

Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.

Keywords

Psychiatry psychology DSM American Psychiatric Association pharmaceutical industry conflicts of interest ethics institutional corruption clinical practice guidelines psychiatric drugs psychiatric diagnoses antidepressants antipsychotics stimulants ADHD depression anxiety disorders corruption disease drugs etiology psychiatry reform society state

About the authors

Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, two of which—Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic - tell of the history of psychiatric treatments. Anatomy of an Epidemic won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism in 2010. He is a former Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, USA.
 
Lisa Cosgrove is Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA and a Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, USA.  She is also a clinical psychologist. She has co-edited and co-authored casebooks on the ethical and medico-legal issues that arise in organized psychiatry because of financial conflicts of interest. She received the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology for her paper "Industry's Colonization of Psychiatry."

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Reviews

“This is an extraordinary piece of work that should be read by every mental health professional, minimally. The book might also serve well as a supplemental advanced undergraduate or graduate textbook in a psychopathology or even a research methods class. Where research methods courses separate good from bad science, Whitaker and Cosgrove have now provided us with numerous examples of bad science to which we can now add, corrupt science.” (Fred Ernst, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Vol. 46, 2016)