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Ethics in psychiatry research

Journal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 097-105

Keywords : Mental disorders. Helsinki Declaration. Informed consent. Confidentiality. Placebos.;

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There have been concerns about ethics of advancing scientific knowledge at the expense of individual safety and interests of people with mental illness. Measures to protect vulnerable participants are needed to ensure that the methods of research do not infringe on the rights of mentally ill. In developing countries, cultural issues have compounded the challenges of traditional ethical principles. The ethical principles that guide research in human participants stem from guidance from various organisations through the years.

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