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A critical review of three articles reveals flawed empirical
evidence underpinning the case for integrating pharmacotherapy and
psychotherapy. Medical model dominance favors biology in a diathesis/
stress framework, creating myths of valid diagnosis, underlying biological
causes, and targeted pharmacological treatments. Meanwhile, a for-profit
pharmaceutical industry influences clinical trials, constructing an illusory
justification for medical intervention and bolstering the integration hypothesis.
The apparent logic of integration threatens to diminish the crucial,
empirically supported role of clients in psychotherapy outcome.
The authors call for the inclusion of client feedback in intervention
choices, based on accurate, unbiased information, and a continued critique