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This is a magnificent article and deserves to be widely read. Bravo.
I couldn’t agree more. What a dreadful state of affairs.
As well as the disaster of more people having the power to prescribe these neurotoxins, it will also act as a support for an embattled psychiatric profession. Nothing like bringing paramedics into the fold to bolster a flagging reputation.
The methodological naivete of not just psychiatric, but most medical, research is something that needs to be highlighted more often. Of course, it is not simple naivete, but as this article points out, a convenient fig leaf which, when it suits, is discarded, or in this case, a complete volte face takes place.
On a minor point, it is always amusing to me that the professional classes like to disguise their apparent distaste for money by calling a fee an “honorarium”.