Thursday, April 20, 2006

 

Conflict of Interest in Psychiatry

MSNBC reports
Every psychiatric expert involved in writing the standard diagnostic criteria for disorders such as depression and schizophrenia has had financial ties to drug companies that sell medications for those illnesses, a new analysis has found.

Of the 170 experts in all who contributed to the manual that defines disorders from personality problems to drug addiction, more than half had such ties, including 100 percent of the experts who served on work groups on mood disorders and psychotic disorders.
Maybe this is why so many psychiatrists are trying to convince us that we should "running for the shelter of a mother's little helper." Need to raise stock values? Write a few more prescriptions. This should be unethical if not illegal.

Comments:
Good job with the Rolling Stones reference. Every post should have a rock 'n' roll reference!
 
I'll work on that. Lines from songs come to me a lot when I'm thinking.
 
Appreciate your blog,mental health consumers are the least capable of self advocacy,my doctors made me take zyprexa for 4 years which was ineffective for my symptoms.I now have a victims support page against Eli Lilly for it's Zyprexa product causing my diabetes.--Daniel Haszard www.zyprexa-victims.com
 
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