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Letters Long term use of psychiatric drugs

Corruption impairs discussion on long term use of psychiatric drugs

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2953
  1. Robert Whitaker, journalist, former fellow1,
  2. Lisa Cosgrove, professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and fellow, Edmond J Safra Research Lab1
  1. 1Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  1. robert.b.whitaker{at}

While debating the important question of whether long term psychiatric drugs cause more harm than good,1 we must remember that results from longer term government funded studies of psychiatric drugs have often been reported in a manner that protects psychiatry’s guild interests, rather than being consistent with the dictates of good science. Here are two …

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