‘Doctor Munchausen I Presume!’ blog post by Dr David Healy

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Doctor Munchausen I Presume!‘ blog post by Dr David Healy

“Editorial note:  As Britain descends into an orgy of handwringing about the abuse of vulnerable people, this is the first of several posts to tackle the issue

In 2000 when I gave a lecture on Psychopharmacology and the Government of the Self at the invitation of the University of Toronto, I ran into a problem. In the public domain our shared difficulties were because of this lecture. In fact, the difficulties stemmed from a member of the Establishment – Charlie Nemeroff – who put the frighteners on the U of T about hiring Healy.

The psychopharmacology establishment in the face of adverse effects from drugs is the same as the medical establishment in the face of treatment related adverse effects is the same as the British establishment in the face of allegations of paedophilia and child abuse is the same as the Vatican in the face of allegations of abuse.

It’s about power. We have it – you don’t. Get lost ….”

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