The Psychopharmacologists 3 completes a trio of interview-based books about the process of therapeutic innovation in clinical psychiatry. David Healy's method is to interview key individuals involved in the discovery and deployment of drugs that have proved useful to psychiatry, and to draw them together within a model of the mechanism and clinical discovery that he uses as an overall framework.

These are historical accounts but highly relevant to the clinical psychiatrist of today, emphasising the importance of research, and of the marketing strategies of pharmaceutical companies in formulating disease entities as well as treatments for them.

chapter 6|17 pages

Receptors and the chemist

chapter 10|26 pages

Visualizing receptors – and more

chapter 14|15 pages

Neurotransmitter research in Japan

chapter 17|13 pages

From DDT to imipramine

chapter 19|20 pages

The neo-Kraepelinian revolution

chapter 22|19 pages

The hypnotic business

chapter 23|25 pages

Angles on panic

chapter 24|17 pages

From neuroleptics to antipsychotics

chapter 26|17 pages

Ten years that changed psychiatry