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Opportunistic Rediscovery Of Mental Disorders By The Pharmaceutical Industry
20 November 2002
Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
The battle of the European journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics against the contaminating effects of conflict of interest on psychiatry continues with an editorial by Vladan Starcevic. The editorial documents the close link between campaigns to promote awareness of mental illness by scientific societies and meetings and marketing strategies of the pharmaceutical industry.
The examples are concerned with depression, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder. The editorial has considerable implications for the practicing psychiatrist, the journalist and the consumer.