Organized Psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry have worked toward a mutually reinforcing cultural zeitgeist, to wit: the majority of psychological/behavioral disorders are biologically caused and medications are the treatments of choice. The history of this phenomenon and its implications for behavioral practitioners will be presented.
Wyatt, W. J. (2010, May). What to do, now that big pharma and psychiatry have thrown empiricism under the bus. [Presentation slides]. Association for Behavior Analysis International 36th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.