Opinion: Psychiatry growing up with NIMH's research shift

05/9/2013 | Forbes

Psychiatry is undergoing a slow but seismic shift as the National Institute of Mental Health adopts a new approach for research involving mental illness, Matthew Herper writes. The development of psychiatric treatments has come to a dead-end, Herper writes. A study commissioned by PhRMA found that only 303 psychiatric medicines are under development, compared with 1,247 treatments for other neurological diseases and 3,436 cancer drugs.

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