Father Munchausen, I Presume!

August, 4, 2014 | 7 Comments


  1. It also seemed to me that Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a breath of fresh air, a much needed addition to the antiquated Catholic Church. I thought he might even be the one who could change the ways of the pharmaceutical industry and stop the killing of our children.

    So myself, Maria Bradshaw and our friend Stephanie (who all lost children to SSRI antidepressants) contacted Jorge/Pope Francis and bared our souls. We asked him for help in stopping these countless, needless, avoidable deaths. Although we got his blessing which was nice – speaking for myself, I didn’t need a bloody blessing, I needed him to act on the information he was given, that children are dying. Suffer little children?

    Sorry to disappoint you Dr Healy, but it seems that the Vatican is even less likely to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse than child abuse.
    Papal reply below:

    Dear Mrs Fennell,
    The Holy Father has received your letter, and has asked me to reply in his name. He offers heartfelt condolences to you and all parents who have lost their children to iatrogenic death.
    His Holiness will remember you and all those grieving the untimely death of loved ones in his prayers, and he invokes upon you and your efforts God’s blessings of consolation and peace.
    Yours sincerely,
    Monsignor Peter B. Wells

  2. “A great priest would not shut up just because most of the priests he knew were decent men…”

    Of course he wouldn’t. Nor would he join the crowd in vilifying them simply because they were also priests.

    I’m not saying that this is something you are promoting. I only point this out because doing the right thing isn’t easy and sometimes you find yourself disagreeing with both sides.

  3. Dr Healy,

    Thank you for speaking the truth and for giving grieving families like “Dear Luise” and thousands of others a platform to tell their stories – where were their “good doctors”?

    “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.

  4. As regards good doctors / bad doctors, yes there are some good guys out there. In our area, we have been in the unfortunate position of having had a stream of locums, or doctors close to retiral. In fact, to date, my son has had 14 different psychiatrists ‘on his case’ in as many years.
    FYI – I decided to do a quick mini-analysis.

    Good – but now retired – 5
    Courteous and respectful but wouldn’t listen to parents – 3
    Didn’t stay long enough for a judgement to be made – 2
    Totally unmentionable – [arrogant, power-ridden, dismissive etc] – 4

    I was surprised to note that it was the retired doctors who were the most approachable. I would have thought that younger, more broadminded psychiatrists might be more compassionate and understanding.
    Why should that be?

  5. http://www.danse-macabre.net/image/Danse_Macabre/Laurie-Lipton-Danse-Macabre.jpg

    Which one is your Munchhausen?

    I bag the lot – as no doubt we will discover in the remaining posts…

    Somewhere in the middle, we sit, still breathing, still living, and you could be either one of Brian’s or one of Simons…….this blog is not for the feint hearted…




    And, you listen to someone who keeps Bangoring on:




    The Pontiff has spoken…..and, then, there, is, Andrew…

    Who casually picks a few from this crowd and takes them away, permanently…
    Paxil is proven, in US, litigation, to cause suicide.
    Isn’t it time, Andrew, talked about it……Paroxetine has a lot to answer for.
    Someone, in his factory, that mixes up ingredients, which plays havoc, with a wooden spoon, gave the ok for this monstrous drug to be released on to the market and not talking about it, is the most craven ‘cover up’ in the religious way that corporate enterprise screws the lid on the jar with the butterflies frantic to get out…..

    Michael might have had his demons, but loving children was his legacy….who is committing professional suicide – doctors, or, Andrew?

    Don’t forget, his, friend, his doctor, was locked up for murdering Michael – acute Propofol and Benzodiazepine intoxication.

    Old, young; doctors are way behind our conversations…


  6. ‘But man, proud man,
    Dressed in a little brief authority,
    Most ignorant of what he’s most assured,
    His glassy essence, like an angry ape
    Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
    As makes the angels weep.’

    The most dangerous delusion is that we ever learn anything as societies for very long. How one loathes those occasions when the great and the good forgather to engage in solemn pieties as if we really knew better than previous generations, when they preside over their own mayhem.

  7. Suggestion – Join your local PPG and then you can try to raise the issues around Rx side effects; even perhaps set up a survey with patients……I’m trying to!

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