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Consumer Advertising of Psychiatric Medications Biases the Public Against Nonpharmacological Treatment

Title: Consumer Advertising of Psychiatric Medications Biases the Public Against Nonpharmacological Treatment.
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Name(s): Lacasse, Jeffrey R., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2005
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the United States, antidepressant medications are heavily promoted through direct-to consumer advertising, which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Advertisements for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors frequently contain information inconsistent with the scientific evidence on the treatment of depression with antidepressants. The information presented serves to promote the use of antidepressants by biasing the public against nonpharmacological treatment of depression. While the FDA enforces regulations requiring fair and balanced presentation when comparing one medication to another, there appears to be no action taken against pharmaceutical companies that distort scientific evidence in order to disparage nonmedical approaches to depression.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0064 (IID)
Keywords: direct-to-consumer advertising, sertraline, fluoxetine, exercise, depression, chemical imbalance, serotonin, psychotherapy, social work, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, evidence-based practice, evidence-based medicine
Note: This is the author's manuscript as accepted by Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. The published version of record is available at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/ehpp/2005/00000007/00000003/art00001'>http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/ehpp/2005/00000007/00000003/art00001">http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/ehpp/2005/00000007/00000003/art00001
Citation: Lacasse, J.R. (2005). Consumer advertising of psychiatric medications biases the public against nonpharmacological treatment. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(3), 175- 179.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0064
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
Issue: 3, 7

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Lacasse, J. R. (2005). Consumer Advertising of Psychiatric Medications Biases the Public Against Nonpharmacological Treatment. Ethical Human Psychology And Psychiatry. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0064