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The Creation of Psychopharmacology by David Healy
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Jul 14, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: standalone, mental-illness
Read in January, 2010

Healy's prose is extraordinarily dull to read, and although he gets his facts straight in the first half of the book, in the second half he gets some facts wrong and displays a clear anti-psychiatry bias. He presents such harmful ideas as suggesting antidepressants shouldn't be taken because without depressed people there wouldn't be art or spirituality. Do not trust the facts in this book, and do not listen to his bias. It is harmful and offensive both to people with mental health issues and to those who work to help them.

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