Best-Selling Author Antonia Felix Examines Secret Seductions, Criminality in Psychiatry and Big Pharma

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Fatal Remedy is a fact-based novel about a hidden secret, unethical and criminal behavior by psychiatrists. As author Antonia Felix was researching the topic of over-prescribing anti-depressants to teenagers, the issue of sexual misconduct by psychiatrists (with women patients) was uncovered. This thriller is a chilling journey into the darkest corners of modern medicine.

"Felix's novel takes the reader into a dark and sinister world where medicine, greed and lust combine to engross the senses from beginning to end—a disturbing thrilling book."
—Alan Cooke, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, actor and writer

There’s a hidden secret that is coming to the forefront - unethical and criminal behavior by psychiatrists.

A menacing secret of modern medicine is coming to the forefront, and bestselling author Antonia Felix ( hopes to blow it wide open with her fact-based new thriller, "Fatal Remedy."

Triggered by her lifelong intense interest in psychology, Felix turned to hotly controversial issues in psychiatry for the drama of her debut novel and found this cliche more true than ever: truth is stranger than fiction. Based on headline-making news and legal cases across the country, Fatal Remedy spins a tale of exploitation, seduction and criminality where we least expect it: in the sanctity of the consulting room and doctor-patient relationship.

Women patients are more vulnerable than ever to psychiatrists who consider sex a valid therapy. Teenagers are killing themselves after a week on anti-depressants. And pill-obsessed psychiatrists are in the pocket of Big Pharma. In "Fatal Remedy," Felix weaves together these all-too-real secrets of modern medicine in a story of seduction, vengeance and murder.

Felix’s eye-opening facts for your audience include:

-- The American Medical Association’s shocking findings: According to its own study about medical board disciplinary actions against physicians, the AMA said that while psychiatrists accounted for only about 6% of physicians in the country, they made up nearly 30% of doctors disciplined for sex-related offenses.

-- It’s a good ol’ boy’s club: In a survey of about 1,500 psychiatrists, 65% said they had treated patients who had been sexually involved with other therapists and 87% believed that this was harmful, but only 8% reported it.

-- A nation-wide crackdown: 19 states have adopted laws that criminalize psychiatrist or other doctor-patient sexual misconduct.

-- Anti-depressants are killing kids: Marketing these drugs to a wider market—children and teens—may have brought millions in new profits to the drug companies, but the side effects finally compelled the FDA to put its strongest warning label on these drugs in 2004: black box labeling warns that these drugs “can trigger suicidal ideation in adolescents.”

Antonia Felix is a prolific writer who has a been interviewed frequently about her acclaimed biographies of political heavyweights including Condoleezza Rice (Condi: the Condoleezza Rice Story, Newmarket Press), Laura Bush (Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother, Adams Media) and most recently, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream, Berkley/Penguin USA).

Ms. Felix is an engaging personality with multiple appearances on CNN, FoxNews Channel, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, SiriusXM and more. She will be able to educate and enlighten your audience about this hot medical and lifestyle topic.

Please call for more information and to discuss an interview opportunity with Ms. Felix. Thank you for your consideration.

Additional comments:

"Thanks to the cooperation of some very generous people, I gained access to a wealth of statements from victims of psychiatric abuse that had been submitted to state medical boards. That’s where the research really kicked in."
—Antonia Felix

How to purchase Fatal Remedy:

Available at your favorite online bookstore (Kindle edition also available) or click the link below.


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