Which psychiatry? comment on the book review essay by marcia angell published in the new york review of books, 2011, june 23 and july 14

Author/s Giovanni Andrea Fava
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/2 Language Italian
Pages 4 P. 249-252 File size 100 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2012-002006
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The Author comments on an essay by Marcia Angell in The New York Review of Books (in two parts: "The epidemic of mental illness: Why?", 2011, 58, 11: 20-22; "The illusions of psychiatry", 2011, 58, 12: 20-22). Angell’s critical stand against pharmaceutical psychiatry has reasonable roots, but cannot be generalized to the psychiatric profession and research. A different psychiatry exists and offers the basis for a highly specialized approach, that incorporates both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

Keywords: Conflict of interest, psychiatry, psychotherapy, pharmaceutical propaganda, censorship

Giovanni Andrea Fava, Quale psichiatria? Commento sulla recensione-saggio di Marcia Angell in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 2/2012, pp 249-252, DOI: 10.3280/PU2012-002006