n South African Psychiatry Review - The bioethics of cosmetic psychopharmacology : guest editorial
|Article Title||The bioethics of cosmetic psychopharmacology : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Psychiatry Review|
|Author||Dan J. Stein|
|Publication Date||May 2005|
|Pages||50 - 51|
Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2005;8:50-51 South African Psychiatry Review - May 2005 50 The bioethics of cosmetic psychopharmacology The term "cosmetic psychopharmacology" was introduced by Peter Kramer in his best-selling volume, "Listening to Prozac".1 This is a thoughtful piece on the possibility that psychiatric medications can be used not only for major psychiatric disorders, but also for sub-clinical symptoms, and on the possible consequences for patients, psychiatrists, and society at large. This is not a new issue; barbiturates and benzodiazepines, for example, were earlier seen by some experts as a "pill for every mental ill", but the ..
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