… Or so David Healey has said at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
I’ve always seen Healey as one of the anti-psychiatry psychiatrists, but what is quoted here from his talk is actually reasonable and sensible. He doesn’t appear anti-psychiatry – or even anti-antidepressants, despite his very public attacks on them. I agree with what he said about the role of the doctor being
… to manage risks, not view drugs as harmless. “Medical treatment is poison and the art of medicine is trying to find the right dose,”
I’m also thinking it’ll be we’ll worth getting Ben Goldacre’s book: Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients.