This Most “Denigrated” of Professions: Lieberman Interviewed On NPR


Former American Psychiatric Association president Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties” and his new book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry.

From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry’s Demons (NPR Shots, March 14, 2015)


  1. I think it is very important to note where this interview was aired. National Public Radio, aka National Pharmaceutical Radio, is one of the worst media outlets when it comes to issues of psychiatric abuse. Many of its listeners believe they are going to get a progressive view of issues when they tune in, but what they get regarding the field of “mental health” is just the opposite. No media outlet is a stronger apologist for psychiatry and its atrocities than NPR.

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  2. It’s awesome how this guy changes focus: asked essentially “why people don’t like psychiatrists?” he answers “people are scared of crazies”. The question was not about “crazy people”, it was about him. The same reverse projection – somehow “stigma” for “mentally ill” is supposed to magically spread to psychiatrists. I think there is an easier and more truthful answer to this question.

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