10 Myths about depression & psychopharmacology

Vital reading from a psychiatrist, Dr David Healy, for anyone:-

  • taking psychiatric drugs;
  • thinking about taking them;
  • prescribing them; or
  • working with people who are taking them or thinking about taking them.

From David’s biog:-

‘Dr. David Healy is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author. A professor of Psychiatry in Wales, David studied medicine in Dublin, and at Cambridge University. He is a former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, 200 other pieces, and 20 books, including The Antidepressant Era and The Creation of Psychopharmacology from Harvard University Press, The Psychopharmacologists Volumes 1-3 and Let Them Eat Prozac from New York University Press, and Mania from Johns Hopkins University Press.

David’s main areas of research are clinical trials in psychopharmacology, the history of psychopharmacology, and the impact of both trials and psychotropic drugs on our culture.’

Thank you, Monica Cassani at beyondmeds.com for putting us onto this useful resource:-

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/01/28/ten-myths/

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