Dear Myles/Pat,

Having listened to the podcast of Pat Kenny's interview with Veronica O'Keane, what struck me most of all was the soaring arrogance of the professor. "We're in a better position than anyone else .. we're the experts .. people defer to us" displays a dogmatism that speaks for itself and this supercilious stance was reflected in what indeed was a personal attack on Pat Bracken by labelling him "anti-intellectual and anti-science". In contrast, Pat Bracken has the humility and the courage to question his own profession and by God, does it need questioning when one reads its shameful history and present-day practices.

If the proposed debate materialises, the voices of recipients of modern psychiatry must also be included.

Jim Maddock.

MindFreedom Ireland.