Semantics, Sullied Science, and the Federal Drug Administration

March 2009
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The author reflects on several issues related to psychiatry. He notes the value of disease premise ideology in psychiatric drug studies. He discusses the role of semantics in psychiatry, citing that semantics may short-circuit critical thinking. He points out the failure of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect citizens from commercial exploitation of their emotional vulnerabilities and the need for the FDA to be more attentive to and honoring of genuine science.


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