Fascinating talk given by antidepressant expert, David Healy, is doing the rounds on YouTube and on various blogs sites.
Healy, who recently launched a website [Rxisk] aimed at patient adverse reaction reporting, has long sought to bring about awareness regarding pharmaceutical companies and the way clinical trials are run. He's the author of many books, his most recent, Pharmageddon, takes a meticulous look at the inside workings of the pharmaceutical industry and the way in which prescription drugs are marketed throughout the world and how this aids in the survival of some of the most richest and influential global organisations in the world today. I reviewed Pharmageddon here.
Healy was branded as a maverick when he first started speaking out against the popular antidepressants, a slur put out, more than likely by the pharmaceutical industry and those KOL's [Key Opinion Leaders] he exposed.
I've watched many talks by David Healy and although we don't agree on entirely everything, I believe SSRi's cause more harm than good, his knowledge and unique ability to reach out to the layperson should be commended.
The talk [Below] is well worth watching - it will raise a few eyebrows and will give you food for thought.
For an itemised breakdown of the one hour talk, Irish blogger and friend, Leonie Fennell, has offered a timeline on her website here. Meantime, here's the talk which was presented at the Cardiff University School of Psychology on 26th November 2012. Amongst other things Healy talks about Ghostwriting, GlaxoSmithKline, Zoloft and antidepressant use in pregnancy.