Conflict of Interest Disclosure Far Less Likely in Psychiatric Journals


A review of 285 review articles from 10 top psychiatric and 2 general medicine journals finds that reviews in psychiatric journals were far less likely to disclose conflicts of interest than were reviews in general medicine journals (32% of articles, 18% of authors in psychiatric vs. 64% of articles, 40% of authors in general medicine journals.) Results are in the February issue of Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

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Kopelman, A., Gorelick, D., Appelbaum, P. Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest in Psychiatric Review Articles. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. February 2013, 201(2): 84-87

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].