Psychiatric Practice under Fire: The Influence of Government, the Media, and Special Interests on Somatic Therapies

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Contributors present examples of regulation gone awry and the impact of regulatory influences and special interest groups on clinical care, identifying problems in today's health care system and offering suggestions for reform. Topics include Prozac and the media, regulation of electroconvulsive therapy in California, antipsychotic medication, medical marijuana, cost containment and managed care, and the regulation of controlled substances and psychotropic drug development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880484794
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Series: Issues in Psychiatry Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
Ch. 1 Clinical Trial by Media: The Prozac Story 3
Ch. 2 Regulation of Electroconvulsive Therapy: The California Experience 29
Ch. 3 Regulation of Psychostimulants: How Much Is Too Much? 63
Ch. 4 Antipsychotic Medication: Regulation Through the Right to Refuse 85
Ch. 5 Medical Marijuana 103
Ch. 6 The Impact of Cost-Containment Measures on Somatic Psychiatry 135
Ch. 7 The Regulating Effect of the Managed Care Movement 147
Ch. 8 Controlled Substances, Medical Practice, and the Law 173
Ch. 9 The Misapplication of Controlled Substance Regulation to Benzodiazepines 195
Ch. 10 The Impact of Prescription Drug Diversion Control Systems and State Regulations on the Use of Psychoactive Medications 209
Ch. 11 The Negative Influence of Licensing and Disciplinary Boards on Pain Treatment With Controlled Substances 227
Ch. 12 Psychotropic Drug Development: The FDA and the Pharmaceutical Industry 247
Index 271
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