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A pattern language

Once upon a time Alexander McCall Smith gave me a book. It was called “A Pattern Language”. For the romantic this post is about stories. For the realist this post … Continue reading A pattern language

Science Media Centre and transparency: where is the leadership?

The Editor in Chief of the BMJ has recently said: I have written to a number of UK bodies who have a leadership role in healthcare. One of the most … Continue reading Science Media Centre and transparency: where is the leadership?

Silent as light

Peter and Sian visited the Rembrandt exhibition in Edinburgh, on Saturday 13th October 2018. Music credit to: Choriosum  ‘Borrowed words’: Edwin Morgan, Dylan Thomas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Julian Barnes, Deborah levy, … Continue reading Silent as light

“Chemical Imbalance”

When I was started on an SSRI antidepressant in 1998 for anxiety I was told by my doctor that this would correct a “chemical imbalance” in my brain.  As a … Continue reading “Chemical Imbalance”

[I M] B A L A N C E

My contribution along with Alastair Campbell to a BBC Radio Scotland call-in show on World Mental Health Day 2018. The conversation considers stigma, antidepressant prescribing in Scotland, realistic medicine and … Continue reading [I M] B A L A N C E