Psychiatry as Faust: Has Psychiatry Sold its Soul to the Pharmaceutical Industry? A review of Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry – A Doctor’s Revelations about a Profession in Crisis

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Book Review

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American Psychological Association


Has psychiatry sold its soul to the pharmaceutical industry? This is a question being asked a lot of late with reports of numerous studies published in top medical journals and even textbooks being ghostwritten by the pharmaceutical industry. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, and other major news outlets have been reporting on this in recent months (and years) and it has even been the subject, broadly defined, of a recent popular romantic drama, Love and Other Drugs. Recently I was asked to write a book review by a professional journal on the new book, Unhinged: The trouble with psychiatry - A doctor's revelations about a profession in crisis by Daniel Carlat, M.D that addresses these issues in great detail.


PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books