Monday, 17 February 2014

Link to David Healy's blog:
"Get Real: Peter Gøtzsche Responds"

I'm posting a lot of links today, partly because they are links to interesting viewpoints and information, and partly because I'll probably be quoting from them in later posts.

This one is from the blog of @DrDavidHealy, and it begins like this:  

Get Real: Peter Gøtzsche Responds

Editorial Note: Two weeks ago we ran Peter Gøtzsche’s Psychiatry Gone Astray. There was a context – a Danish  doctor had been found responsible for the suicide of a young man put on antidepressants. This and Peter’s article stirred up debate in Denmark drawing a hard to credit defensive response from senior Danish Psychiatrists.
Peter’s blog was critiqued by George Dawson on Real Psychiatry. An anonymous tweeter @psycrit said “a post about @DrDavidHealy‘s nuttiness turns into an amazing discussion, with unbelievably high-quality comments”. Apparently my nuttiness lies in having anything by Peter G on the site. 
There should be new word for this kind of ad hominem attack – which also flavor’s Dr Dawson’s post. It’s ad hominem by association or ad parahominem.
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