Ethical issues in psychopharmacology

This paper by L. McHenry has been published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The abstract says: “The marketing of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the psychopharmacological industry presents a serious moral problem for the corporate model of medicine. In this…
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Postpsychiatry: Mental Health in a Postmodern World

The subtitle of this book is “International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry”. It has been written by psychiatrists Pat Bracken and Philip Thomas. The publishers say: “How are we to make sense of madness and psychosis? For most of us the…
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We need to rethink how we classify mental illness

Dr. Tamara Kayali Browne is a Bioethicist and Philosopher, lecturing in Health Ethics and Professionalism at Deakin University, Australia. Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Dr. Browne asks: “How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?” She…
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