Conflicts of interest in research on antipsychotic treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder, temper dysregulation disorder, and attenuated psychotic symptoms syndrome: Exploring the unholy alliance between big pharma and psychiatry

Authors

  • Brent Dean Robbins PhD,

    1. Point Park University
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    • Brent Dean Robbins, PhD, is director of the psychology program and assistant professor of psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University and is editor in chief of Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. He may be contacted at: bdeanrob@janushead.org

  • Meghan Higgins,

    1. Point Park University
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    • Meghan Higgins is an honors undergraduate student in Point Park University's psychology program. She is editor of Point Park University's The Confluence Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Research and a teaching assistant at Point Park Children's School.

  • Maureen Fisher,

    1. Point Park University
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    • Maureen Fisher is an undergraduate student in the Global Cultural Studies program at Point Park University. She is a member of Confluence Psychology Alliance, a Point Park University student organization, and chairs its task force to investigate conflicts of interest between big corporations and human welfare.

  • Katie Over

    1. Point Park University
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    • Katie Over is a senior in the psychology program at Point Park University. She is currently working on her senior thesis, a phenomenological study of romantic attraction. She has presented her research at Point Park University's Humanities Symposium.


Abstract

We acknowledge those individuals who assisted us in our investigation by providing consultation and feedback on key issues of concern. Thank you in particular to Richard Bargdill, Victor Barbetti, Lisa Cosgrove, Daniel Burston, and Sharna Olfman.

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