Thomas Insel, National Institute of Mental Health
"While DSM has been described as a “Bible” for the field, it is, at best, a dictionary, creating a set of labels and defining each."
As Harvard Closes a Primate Research Center, Are Lab Chimps Becoming a Thing of the Past?
Bryan Walsh, TIME
"While there is real benefit to primate research, it will need to be balanced against the very real rights of our evolutionary cousins."
“Good patients” Cover Their Emotional Cracks
Shara Yurkiewicz, Scientific American
"We are kidding ourselves if we think that patients don’t sense this timing crapshoot: when it’s okay to show emotional cracks and when it is deemed a nuisance. So they decide not to show them at all."
‘Corrective Action’ in Markingson Trial Case
Cody Nelson & Katherine Lym, Minnesota Daily
"A state board has issued 'corrective action' against the University of Minnesota study coordinator in a 2003 research trial that led to the suicide of participant Dan Markingson."
Psychiatrist Contends the Field Is ‘Committing Professional Suicide’
Maia Szalavitz, TIME
"The conflicts throughout medicine — not just in psychiatry — are clear. In 2004 alone, pharmaceutical companies spent about $58 billion on marketing, 87% of which was aimed squarely at the roughly 800,000 Americans with the power to prescribe drugs."