Social inequality, scientific inequality, and the future of mental illness

@inproceedings{Dean2017SocialIS,
  title={Social inequality, scientific inequality, and the future of mental illness},
  author={Charles E Dean},
  booktitle={Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine : PEHM},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundDespite five decades of increasingly elegant studies aimed at advancing the pathophysiology and treatment of mental illness, the results have not met expectations. Diagnoses are still based on observation, the clinical history, and an outmoded diagnostic system that stresses the historic goal of disease specificity. Psychotropic drugs are still based on molecular targets developed decades ago, with no increase in efficacy. Numerous biomarkers have been proposed, but none have the… CONTINUE READING

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