Nov. 9, 2009: Dr. Watson submits testimony to the FDA regarding the proposal to reclassify Electro-convulsive Treatment devices from Class III (i.e. high risk device-benefits have not been shown to outweigh the risks, as they present a "potential unreasonable risk of injury or illness"), to a Class II device. Following the testimony by Dr. Watson and many others, the FDA upheld the Class III classification for these devices.
2006: Dr. Watson, along with dozens of others (e.g. David Healy, MD; Robert Gibbons, MD; Roger Peele, MD; Vera Sharav; Atty. Andrew Vickery, Esq.; etc...) submits testimony to the FDA's 12-16-06 Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting regarding Black Box Warning Labels to Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), whereby the FDA agreed to add the strongest warning label to this medication for some patients.
12-6-17 Dr. Watson appears on Dr. Dan Margolin's Take Back Your Health radio show in New Jersey. Listen here:
11-21-17 Dr. Watson was an invited keynote speaker to the Senate of Mexico, speaking about Mental Health and Structural -Cultural Violence: Screening, DSM Diagnosing, and Psychiatric Medication Suicide-Homicide and Mass Shootings. Click on Photo to view Video.
3-4-17 Dr. Watson accepts a Humanitarian Award at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Watch Dr. Watson's interview first and his acceptance speech to the right.
9-13-16 Dr. Watson appears on WLJA Radio with host and attorney Katherine Hine, Esq., discussing the ECT device manufactures attempt to again lower the Class III categorization of ECT machines to a Class II. Dr. Watson has previously submitted testimony to the FDA, noting the clear harm and lack of long term effectiveness from ECT. The FDA has repeatedly requested that clinical trials be conducted, but ECT manufactures have failed to ever submit such requested data. http://www.wljaradio.net/bedlam-in-america-archive.html
11-7-15 Dr. Jody Kincaid from Your Health Matters Show. 1 hour featured guest on KTSM 690 AM in El Paso, TX.
6-23-15 Kevin Price and Frank Granite- “Price is Right Radio Show”. Houstin, TX, speaking about over medication of youth.
4-22-15 Dr. Donald Jolly Gabriel Show. 1 hour featured guest on NBC News Radio- KCAA 1050-AM, San Bernardio, CA, speaking about mental health psychiatric rates, outcomes, effects and misunderstandings often seen in the general public.
4-17-15 Dr. Watson appears on NBC News Radio, the Dr. Tony O’Donnell Show in San Bernardino, CA- KCAA 1050 AM, speaking about pilots and psychotropic medications, psychiatric medications and violence, suicide and long term usage. http://podcasts.kcaastreaming.com/tony/20150418.html (click 19 mins. into show).
1-26-15 Dr. Watson appears as a featured guest on the Dr. Michael Blum Radio Show (Boca Raton- Fort
Lauderdale, FL), 1470 AM, speaking about mental health misconceptions, treatment and psychiatric medications. https://www.mixcloud.com/michaelrb/drugging-your-kids-dr-watson/
9-14-14 Dr. Watson is invited to meet and provide research to House Veterans Subcommittee on Health- Christine Hill, Staff Director-Majority House Republican), Staff Director and Staff member Cathy Wiblemo (Dem. Minority Staff Director), Kent Anderson (Military Fellow); Eric Hannel (Staff Director for Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee), Jon VanderPlas (Legislative Counsel for Congressman Mike Coffman). Later that day also was asked to talk with the US Senate Veterans Committee staff members (Carlos Fuentes, Elizabeth Austin)
7-7-14 Dr. Watson appears as featured guest on the Dr. Randy Hansbrough Show in Stuart and Port St. Lucie, FL, WSTU-1450 and WPSL-1590 AM, speaking about “mental illness” and research based interventions.
6-22-14 Dr. Watson is a featured guest on the A.R.T. of Michigan with Del Marsh, WAAM Talk Radio 106-AM,
covering all of southern Michigan, and speaking about the 2013 IMS data indicating over a quarter of a million
of 0-1 year olds are being given psychaitric medications.
Jan.-2014 Dr. Watson publishes peer reviewed journal article countering a 60 Minutes featured story (Watson, T. (2014), Confronting 60 Minutes “Imminent Danger”: The Evidence on Schizophrenia and Psychotropic Medications, Violence, and Forced Orders to Treat,In Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 16, (1), pp. 51-62 (12). http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/ehpp/2014/00000016/00000001/art00006
6-6-14 Dr. Watson is a featured guest on "Dr. Gary Null", http://prn.fm/gary-null-show-drugging-epidemic-060614/
6-1-14 Dr. Watson is a featured guest on syndicated and international radio show "Flow of Wisdom", with pop culture host Sean Anthony, and adds to the discussion about the U.S. military and civilian problem with psychiatric medication usage.
11-5-13 Dr. Watson submits summary of research on ECT to Australian Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection regarding Mental Health Bill 2013. Now, children under 11 years old are protected from having ECT, and doctors who use shock to the brain must obtain permission from a mental health tribunal prior to ECT for those kids over 11 years old. Partial win for protecting children from damaging ECT intervention.
Patient Consent for Medical Records Update:
Dr. Watson several years ago was asked by a mother to obtain her son's medical-psychiatric records so that Dr. Watson could review them for a possible lawsuit. The attorney involved forgot to bring a release to the meeting, and Dr. Watson offered his Release of Information form without realizing it specifically limited the purpose to just a "psychological" reason, thus, not including the "legal" purpose. Dr. Watson immediately apologized when it was brought to his attention, and noted it was a typo and simple oversight on the form. Dr. Watson agreed not to appeal the sanction from court/case he filed, and was cleared of any ethical sanctions or reprimand from the WI Licensing Board. The mother fully understood the release, wanted the records for Dr. Watson, and knew that the records could have been made available also with the attorney's release if that had been used instead.
Dr. Watson was invited to be a keynote speaker to the Congress of Mexico upon the dangers of using psychotropic drugs on children suffering.
Dr. Toby Watson appearing on national television with:
Dr. Nicholas Cummings (past president of the American
Psychological Association- APA).
Dr. John Caccavole (Executive Director The National
Association of Professional Providers in Psychology
(NAPPP-worlds 2nd largest psychological organization).
Dr. Howard Rubin, Board Certified Medical Psychologist.