Shipwreck of the Singular

Healthcare’s Castaways

Paperback, Kindle Edition and Hardcover.

Samizdat Health (2021)

Children of the Cure

Missing Data, Lost Lives and Antidepressants.

by David Healy, Joanna Le Noury and Julie Wood.

Paperback, Kindle Edition and Audiobook.

Samizdat Health (2020)

The Decapitation of Care

A short history of the rise and fall of healthcare.

by David Healy, with illustrations from Billiam James.

Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Samizdat Health (2020)

Psychiatric Drugs Explained

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

Elsevier; 6th edition (2016)


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)

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)

Other Books

  1. Healy D. The Suspended Revolution: Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Re-examined Faber & Faber, London 1990
  2. Healy D. Images of Trauma: From Hysteria to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Faber & Faber, London, 1993
  3. Healy D, Doogan D (Eds). Psychotropic Drug Development; Social, Economic and Pharmacological Aspects. Chapman and Hall, London 1996
  4. Healy D. The Psychopharmacologists Volume 1, Chapman & Hall, London, 1996; Arnold, London, 2002
  5. Healy D. The Psychopharmacologists Volume 2. Chapman & Hall, London, 1998; Arnold, London 1999.
  6. Healy D. The Psychopharmacologists Volume 3. Arnold, London (2000)
  7. Shorter E, Healy D. Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness. Rutgers University Press/ University of Toronto Press. 2007
  8. Ban T, Healy D, Shorter E (Eds). The Rise of Psychopharmacology & The Story of the CINP, Animula, Budapest, 1998
  9. Ban T, Healy D, Shorter E (Eds). The Triumph of Psychopharmacology & The CINP, Animula, Budapest, 2000
  10. Ban T, Healy D, Shorter E (Eds). From Psychopharmacology to Neuropsychopharmacology & The Story of the CINP, Animula, Budapest, 2002
  11. Ban T, Healy D, Shorter E (Eds). Reflections on Twentieth Century Psychopharmacology, Animula, Budapest, 2004