Is Clinical Psychopharmacology a Pseudoscience?

07 Nov

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

I know I write a lot about my disillusionment with modern psychiatry. I have lamented the overriding psychopharmacological imperative, the emphasis on rapid diagnosis and medication management, at the expense of understanding the whole patient and developing truly “personalized” treatments. But at the risk of sounding like even more of a heretic, I’ve noticed that not only do psychopharmacologists really believe in what they’re doing, but they often believe it even in the face of evidence to the contrary. It all makes me wonder whether we’re practicing a sort of pseudoscience.

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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in General


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