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Young, R.M. (2015). Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and the Drug Industry. Free Associations, 16(2):1-30.

(2015). Free Associations, 16(2):1-30


Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and the Drug Industry

Robert Maxwell Young

Drawing on personal and professional experience, this article explores the debate aorund the relative efficacies of drugs and psychotherapy. It charts the demise of psychotherapy as a preferred psychological intervention in the medical setting and provides extensive evidence of the ideological motivations underpinning the entrenchment of a pharmaceutical-based model in the treatment of mental health issues. It spells out the benefits of psychotherapy and advocates resistance to the drug-based policies that currently dominate.

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