David Healy

Psychiatry Past & Present

This free course (from Mad in America Continuing Education) includes two lecture videos from Dr. David Healy (professor of Psychiatry at Bangor University in Wales and a former secretary of the British Psychopharmacology Association), together with downloadable slides and more. The organisers…
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The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Standardisation of Psychiatric Practice

“Psychiatry has been rather successful at growing business – perhaps even more so than other branches of medicine and even more so since its turn to the body and drugs that can be impossible to stop.” Prof. David Healy has…
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‘I lost a decade of my life to prescription drugs’

“The main sufferers of prescription-medication withdrawal are white women over the age of 45. We know how to put people on these drugs, we just don’t know how to get them off.” Dr. David Healy, professor of psychiatry, Bangor University….
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Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology:

An article called “ Psychiatry Gone Astray “, by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, appears on the blog site of psychiatrist Dr. David Healy. The article lists ten myths about mental illness and psycho-pharmacology: Myth 1: Your disease is caused by a chemical imbalance in…
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Let Them Eat Prozac

First published in 2006 and written by psychiatrist David Healy, the full title of this book is Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression. The publishers say (within a North American context): “Prozac. Paxil….
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