Can Psychiatry be Misused Again?

  title={Can Psychiatry be Misused Again?},
  author={Adonis Sfera},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychiatry},
  • A. Sfera
  • Published 9 September 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Frontiers in Psychiatry
The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003. While the medical community is still digesting the results, some questions are already emerging: Are psychiatrists prepared to discuss with patients and families the genetic aspect of mental illness (1)? Since genetic testing reflects probabilities and risk factors for mental illness, are patients and families able to understand that genes do not cause diseases or symptoms, but rather “conspire” with the environment to bias the… 
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