Psychology field mired in conflicts

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By their third year of medical school, 94% of budding psychiatrists have already accepted a “small noneducational gift or lunch” from a drugmaker.

The stat was cited by Dr. Paul Appelbaum, a past president of the APA and director of Columbia University's Division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry, while speaking on a panel at an annual meeting of the APA, as reported by Time.

Appelbaum added that while only 34% of psychiatrists believe that receiving food or gifts affects their own prescribing patterns, 53% believe that it influences that of their colleagues.

“At least some of our colleagues are wrong,” Appelbaum said of the study.
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