Martin Harrow the Galileo of modern psychiatry

Martin Harrow: The Galileo of Modern Psychiatry (1933 – 2023)

The conventional history of psychiatry tells of how the introduction of antipsychotics into asylum medicine kicked off a psychopharmacological revolution, a great advance in care. This was the narrative that psychiatry touted to the public and governed their thinking and clinical practice, and yet for the past 15 years, Harrow and Jobe, as they explored every nook and cranny of the data set from their longitudinal study, presented a different truth to consider.

The analogy to draw here is a grand one: think of Galileo upsetting the apple cart in the 17th century with his pronouncements that the earth revolved around the sun and the reaction of the Catholic Church, and you can get a sense of how profoundly their work challenged psychiatry’s conventional beliefs and practices.

Both Harrow and Jobe are now gone, as Jobe died last March. To fully appreciate their work, and to see how they “followed the data,” which is the defining behavior of good scientists, all you need to do is follow the trail of their research subsequent to their 2007 report.

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

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