The trouble with psychiatry
If you want an incisive critique of modern psychiatry, look no further than an excellent article in The New York Review of Books.
It brilliantly captures the fights over diagnosis and the DSM, the problem of drug companies buying influence by paying physicians, and why the promises of drug treatments are often propped up with marketing hype.
The article is well-informed, doesnt mince words, and the author is no anti-psychiatry flak. Shes Marcia Angell, ex-editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the worlds leading medical journals.
One of the leaders of modern psychiatry, Leon Eisenberg, a professor at Johns Hopkins and then Harvard Medical School, who was among the first to study the effects of stimulants on attention deficit disorder in children, wrote that American... [via Mind Hacks]