David Healy “likened psychiatry’s attitude toward its faltering legitimacy to the Vatican’s widely derided response to its child sex abuse scandal by priests — essentially that psychiatry is brushing off justifiable concerns as hype instead of dealing with the source of the problem,” according to Time.com‘s coverage of his talk at the APA’s second-largest annual meeting on Thursday. “My concern is not that you’ve been paid by industry,” Healy said, “but that you’ve been fooled by industry. The key conflict is whether people are hiding data from you.”
Healy hangin’ with Mercola. Next he might consider being a guest on Alex Jone’s show. Gotta love the moment Mercola brings up flouride in SSRIs and teenage shooting sprees. It’s such a shame the amount of play this guy gets on this site, it really is heartbreaking.
It’s heartbreaking to see a self proclaimed psychiatry reformer only interested in his issues and concerns. It kind puts a dark cloud over the banner of “Human Rights” that you so want to be known for promoting.
I think there is a difference between a psychiatric survivor and psychiatric rebel. It’s the difference between becoming more humanistic as a result of unjustly losing one’s claim to humanity and having an unbridled impulse to seek revenge as a result of focusing only on one’s personal loss/ pain.
The survivors are celebrated, often through tears of joy for validating the triumph of our claim to the universal human spirit. The rebels deserve our compassion, though it seems more merciful to at least attempt to correct their errors of perception when they result in unjust harm to others. IMHO, of course!
Mercola is how I first read about Whitaker. He tells his readers not to go to psychiatrists. He’s a good guy.
Dr. Healy gets it right with psychiatric drugs.
Dr. Healy gets it *wrong* with ECT!
Dr. Peter Breggin exposes Dr.David Healy in the Huffington Post –
The Stealth ECT Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Reform –
duane is there a way to contact you through your website? I looked around over there. Didn’t see any way.
I learned the hard way, a few years back, to keep my private life separate from blogs.
I’ve obviously never learned Duane and have put my private life all over MIA and blogs but that’s OK as it’s my choice.
It started off with my ‘narrative’ going on the Scottish Recovery Network website:
in 2005 and then I realised it was up on the world wide web and I would have to go with it, so to speak. A no going back sort of a thing.
But now I prefer to remain in control of what I write, my story, as much as possible, as then it can remain my story.
That weblink I put didn’t work, here’s another, hope it’s better:
I imagine anyone who views the comments you an Anonymous feel compelled to post on articles by and about Dr. David Healy must surely wonder about the motives you have for discrediting the foremost activist in the very new movement to reform PSYCHIATRISTS.
Dr. Healy’s recent lecture at an APA conference on conflict of interest and his interview attest to his commitment as well as the respect he has earned within the profession that holds all the power your movement wants to abolish. There are just a very few in the APA who are concerned about the sell out of academic medicine , and they did not look to Dr. Peter Breggin to address the root causes for the sell out. This fact speaks volumes regarding Breggin’s crusade to discredit Healy.
You talk about the war against psychiatry and the eminent victory at hand with alacrity, but you fail to impress when you take pot shots at someone who is actually advancing the cause at the epicenter.
I believe that it takes time to discern the heart of a leader. Years, decades even, to determine if he is in the spotlight for the sake of the people or for his own personal gain. I continue to do battle in the trenches where Dr. Healy’s work is by far more the most formidable weapon against those who wield the power.
Perhaps your biggest problem with Dr. Healy is that he is not trying to obliterate psychiatry itself. Any realist that has an up close and personal view of how embedded psychiatry is in our culture realizes that is not a likely outcome of the war. I want to continue helping people who are living the reality of reality. Mavericks are for entertainment purposes only…IMO
The problem is Breggin?
Breggin has been consistent, for over 40 years with what it is he believes, and has been the *major* reformer within psychiatry.
While David Healy, a stealth shock doc becomes a savior of sorts?
Are we gonna hear how Daniel Carlat, Steve Balt, David Allen (wanna-be reformers) are gonna save the world?
I have nothing else to say.
Electroshock needs to be abolished! –
Any stealth shock doc is *not* a reformer.
I agree Duane that ECT and brain surgery should be abolished. They demonstrate system failure.
In this time psychiatry is going to be very good option for us but some times psychiatry is bad for us. Now reciving help from psychiatrist is eassy at Online Psychiatry so what we are doing.