Breggin, P.R. (1991). Psychotherapy in the Shadow of the Psycho-Pharmaceutical Complex. Voices: The art and science of psychotherapy, 27, 15-21.
Every psychotherapist in America lives and works in the shadow of the Psycho-Pharmaceutical Complex. It affects how we view ourselves and our clients, and how our clients view themselves and us. Even when we don’t realize it, the Psycho-Pharmaceutical Complex can influence some of our most basic therapeutic decisions. For many psychotherapists, it has created an atmosphere of fear around using conversation as the only form of therapy with more difficult or disturbed patients. It has generated confusion and doubt about the origins of moral and psychosocial problems. […]