Psychiatrist: Psychotherapy Research Deserves Larger Share Of Research Dollars

In an op-ed in the New York Times (7/18, SR5, Subscription Publication), Richard A. Friedman, MD, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, asserted, “Given the critically important value – and popularity – of therapy, psychotherapy research deserves a much larger share of research dollars than it currently receives.” Dr. Friedman pointed out that this year, “10 percent of the overall National Institute of Mental Health research funding has been allocated to clinical trials research, of which slightly more than half — a mere 5.4 percent of the whole research allotment — goes to psychotherapy clinical trials research.”

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— “Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis,” Richard A. Friedman, New York Times, July 17, 2015.

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