Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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But what should give us pause and raises ethical concerns is that a large part of the mental health establishment has surrendered psychological insights collected, revised, and developed in the course of more than a hundred years – all in order to accommodate the economic interests of insurance and pharmacological companies with passionately proclaimed scientific-sounding mantras involving imaginary data about evidence and effectiveness. Dr. Shedler rightly hints at this when he asks who it was that decided how much time psychiatrists should spend with their patients.
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