David Healy

“In actual fact, you cannot become physically dependent
or get addicted to a drug like LSD.” – David Healy


David Healy

Dr David Healy, an internationally respected psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author, is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at Bangor University in Wales. He studied medicine at Cambridge University, after which he became Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, 200 other pieces and 20 books, including The Antidepressant Era and The Creation of Psychopharmacology from Harvard University Press.

David’s main areas of research are clinical trials in psychopharmacology and the impact of psychotropic drugs on our culture. He has been involved as an expert witness in homicide and suicide trials involving psychotropic drugs, bringing problems with these drugs to the attention of US and UK regulators.

His latest book, Pharmageddon, documents the riveting and terrifying story of how pharmaceutical companies have hijacked health-care in America, highlighting how life expectancy for the seriously mentally ill in the US has fallen in the last fifty years.

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David Healy


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