Q&A: Why new watchdog is putting a spotlight on psychiatry

'When a profession has such power, there needs to be scrutiny of it,' says Dr Martin Whitely
Dr Martin Whitely
Dr Martin Whitely.

PsychWatch Australia is the latest self-proclaimed watchdog examining psychiatric practice through a series of blogs, with input from doctors, researchers and patients with lived experience of mental illness. Is it going to be another anti-psychiatry forum? Specialist Update speaks with the man behind the forum — Dr Martin Whitely (PhD), a researcher, mental health campaigner and former state MP.

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