Friday link round-up

Links for the week:

  • Psychiatry’s civil war – health – 14 December 2009 – New Scientist
  • Atypical Antipsychotics For Depression: Now With “Considerable Evidence”
    “We know that antipsychotics are the new panacea for all things mental health-related, including depression. But critics kept pointing to a pesky lack of evidence that such treatments actually worked. Bristol-Myers Squibb, manufacturer of Abilify, has been running a disinformation campaign in medical journals to tout its drug as an antidepressant. Their attempts to paint a positive picture of Abilify’s antidepressant properties and its allegedly fantastic safety/tolerability profile have been simultaneously tragic and amusing….”

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