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Books by David Healy

01/01/1997 (Aprox)01/01/2013 (Aprox)


In his books The Antidepressant Era (1997), The Creation of Psychopharmacology (2002), Let Them Eat Prozac (2004), Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder (2008), and Pharmaggedon (2013), the psychiatrist and historian David Healy has critically examined the collusion between medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the domain of mental health, with depression as a major case (see also Bentall 2009, Greenberg 2010, Kirsch 2009).


Healy and others have demonstrated how extensively the production of evidence in psychiatry has been co-opted by economic and marketing considerations. Pharmaceutical companies largely draw on biased ghostwriting, make sure that only positive results are published while reframing or concealing the negative outcomes of clinical trials, and exaggerate the effectiveness of medications (Angel 2004; Dumit 2012; Goldacre 2013; Gupta 2014; Healy 2004, 2008; Kirmayer and Raikhel 2009). Insofar as the drug-based approach has fueled the expansion of mental illness to its current epidemic proportions, the system sustains itself (Whitaker 2010).

The pharma-psych drive is not merely a matter of economics and medicine but also of professional ethics. The pharmaceutical industry’s funding of biomedical research and education generates conflicts of interest that medical doctors and researchers frequently prefer not to disclose.

This situation has led to a significant weakening of public trust and to intense discussions about how best to regulate this area of the medical profession (Grande 2010).

Vidal, Fernando and Ortega, Francisco. Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (Forms of Living)....

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The Antidepressant Era

The Creation of Psychopharmacology

Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression

Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder

Pharmageddon

Dr. David Healy is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and a...
The image and caption above were found on David Healy's website. There, you can also find a complete list of his books:

davidhealy.org/

To learn more, you can watch this 2002 documentary of David Healy's book The Anti Depressant Era. There's also a link to an article in which Healy presents the movie and tells the story of how he came to write the book:

The Antidepressant Era: The Movie

There are also many talks by David Healy on the subject. Explore below:
Making medicines safer for all of us | David Healy | TEDxAberystwyth
David Healy: Bad Medicine
Depressed Over Anti-Depressants
David Healy - Hearts and Minds: Psychotropic Drugs and Violence
David Healy - Time to abandon evidence based medicine?
2015 Yale Symposium - David Healy, MD, FRCPsych
"Unhappy Pills" 60 Minutes with psychiatrist Dr. David Healy

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Published in 29/01/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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