See also Articles — a selected bibliography of my published works and academic affiliations and credentials.

Pharmageddon (2012)

Pharmaceutical companies have hijacked healthcare in America, and the results are life-threatening.

Dr. David Healy documents a riveting and terrifying story that affects us all.

Pharmageddon is the story of a tragedy.

University of California Press (2012)



A Short History of Bipolar Disorder (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease)

Paperback Edition 2011

Johns Hopkins University Press (2010)

Psychiatric Drugs Explained

Clear and comprehensive guide to the uses, benefits, and impact of psychotropic drugs

Churchill Livingstone; 5th edition (2008)

Sixth Edition Scheduled

Let Them Eat Prozac

The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression (Medicine, Culture, and History)

New York University Press (2004)

The Creation of Psychopharmacology

The discovery and development of antipsychotic medication

Harvard University Press (2002)

The Psychopharmacologists (Vol 3)

Completes a trio of interview-based books about the process of therapeutic innovation in clinical psychiatry

Arnold, London (2000)

With a reissue of Volumes 1 & 2

The Antidepressant Era

The first complete account of the phenomenon of antidepressants

Harvard University Press (1999)

Shock Therapy

The History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness

Rutgers University Press (2007)


  1. […] Psychopharmacology, and 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 […]

  2. […] The problems can happen within 48 hours, as in the Tobin case (discussed at greater length in Let Them Eat Prozac), or build up over 2-3 weeks, as in Shane Clancy’s […]

  3. […] on long-term medication — even for blood pressure — owes it to himself to read the book Pharmageddon by Dr. David Healy.   Healy is not anti-drug, but he brings a scientific and clinical realism to […]

  4. […] Healy’s latest book, Pharmageddon, documents the riveting and terrifying story of how pharmaceutical companies have hijacked […]

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