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g to the fact that the mental health patients are prescribed some pharmaceutical drugs that may not necessarily help to address their health problems. This is in turn jeopardizing overall state of health of the society, through the creation of persistent mental illnesses that are not cured.
In addition to the collusion to endorse and subsequently prescribe the drugs produced by the pharmaceutical industry for mental health conditions treatment, the psychiatry practitioners are also colluding with the industry in the invention of other non-existent mental health conditions (Angell, 2004). After the invention of the new conditions, the pharmaceutical industry gets down to generating new medications which are prescribed to patients diagnosed with such invented conditions. This earns the pharmaceutical industry high profitability, while the psychiatry practitioners are in turn earning handsomely in research, endorsement and prescription fees (Caroll, 2009). This revelation is very disturbing for a society that is persistently trying to fight the ever increasing menace of mental health conditions and illnesses, which have afflicted the modern society more than any other health problem. In this respect, the need for establishing solution that can bring an end to this problem is dire.
The collusion between the psychiatry practitioners and the pharmaceutical industry has had numerous negative effects on the society. Due to the domination of the psychiatry field by use of drug for treatment of mental health problems, there is little or no development in therapy psychiatry, which could create alternative methods of addressing mental health problems (Bettelheim, Cooper, Jost, Koch & Masci, 1999). Thus, the psychiatric treatment of most of the mental health problems has become more centered on drug treatment, as opposed to other interventions such as therapy treatments. In recent years, it has been noticed that there is little development related to social or recreational
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. Nowadays, the statement that science is socially constructed does not even require reference; in Bayer’s time, however, even the proclamation of subjectivity of psychiatric science was comparatively new.
It is fast becoming a major source of information concerning the various drugs which can be put into use with many people relying on it to get news about the latest drugs in the market and their use. Direct to consumer drug marketing has developed in much unexpected ways and it has become big business for those who run drug companies since many individuals have come to be influenced by this type of drug advertising.
Care is therefore necessary in regulating all activities that lead to delivery and application of drugs by consumers. Legal measures exist and regulatory bodies have been instituted to ensure that developed drugs are safe for consumption. These measures however lack adequate preventive potentials and become active after breach. Internal measures that are based on moral principles and obligations would however guide drug developers and manufacturers towards ethical practice and this has the potential to prevent possible harm from development and dispensing of harmful drugs.
The author states that the optimists feel that the thesis of determinism cannot be ruled out as false for the simple reason that the “facts as we know them do not show determinism to be false.” The optimists feel, there are enough facts to corroborate the existence and relevance of determinism.
Individuals raise issues through the media, giving others the opportunity to know what the current issues in regard to drugs are. For this reason, the majority of people usually base their reasoning on information
buse as well as addiction, and at the same time looks at the aspects of epidemiology, social problems, pathophysiology, as well as ethical issues that might arise with medical emergency responders.
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As the paper highlights as an understanding of medicine has grown and developed over the past several decades, individuals have come to appreciate the role that specialists play. For instance, if an individual is suffering from particular illness or set of symptoms, general practitioners will invariably recommend that the individual sees a specialist.