A forensic view

I was interested to read this view by Dr Mark Swinton, MD, MRCPsych, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist [5 January 2020]:

“People who describe psychiatry on Twitter seem to be describing an alternative reality to the ones described in these reports. For example the benefits and harms of antidepressants feature hugely on Twitter but do not feature much here”

Nothing could be more serious than mental health homicides as covered in these reports. I have shared this statement by Dr Swinton for the following reasons:

  • These reports outline very serious outcomes that will not relate to the vast majority of those diagnosed with mental health symptoms
  • I am not a Forensic Psychiatrist but it is my view that we should listen as widely as possible if we are not to limit learning


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