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Seeking to correct the psychiatric perspective

R Srivatsan

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2016.073


The book under review provides a detailed criticism of the contemporary practice of psychiatry. It documents the unparalleled extent of the use of psychotropic drugs, their unacceptable risk, the irrational disease categories, and the lack of a proper evidence base. It traces meticulously the different ways in which the pharmaceutical industry influences professional guidelines through money, prestige, and scientifically corrupt means. This review provides an overview of the book’s arguments and recommendations and concludes with a comment on its scope and limitations.

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