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Fifty years ago pharmacological discoveries transformed psychiatry but progress since then has been relatively slow and there is unease about the role of industry. Despite this, the possibilities of pharmacological treatment have improved in recent years but exploiting developments for the benefit of patients requires psychotherapeutic skill as well as a high level of scientific knowledge.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.110.086207

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

05/2011

Volume

198

Pages

333 - 335

Keywords

Humans, Mental Disorders, Psychopharmacology