“On the subject of misleading narratives”

The above photograph is of Dr David Foreman, Consultant Psychiatrist, giving an educational talk in 2019.

Dr Foreman introduces his Twitter account:“Child(ish) psychiatrist: (New) Culture Editor Psychiatric Bulletin, NICE TAC member. Enjoys debating & cocktails, planning to join science/culture dots & more”

In July 2017, Dr Foreman shared this concern: “pillshaming has become an art form”

Two years on [29 September 2019] Dr David Foreman stated “there seems to be a campaign to determine that antidepressants are toxic and addictive . . . excessive certainty in disseminating preliminary results [about side-effects] can cause harm”

The following month, in a public exchange with Dr Samei Huda, Dr Foreman questioned both the character and motives of Sarah Price Hancock. [Please note: it is my understanding that Sarah is living with severe consequences of iatrogenic harm]. Dr David Foreman: “I kept asking her [Sarah] about conflict of interest as she offers a therapeutic service to those who feel injured by psychiatric practice . . . I strongly suspect she uses Twitter as a form of advertising.”

A few tweets later, Dr Foreman offered this praise of Dr Huda’s writings: “you have created a medical classic, and demonstrated that scholarship still matters” [‘The Medical Model in Mental Health’ by Dr Samei Huda]

Dr David Foreman, who has an interest in philosophy, has stated: “on the subject of misleading narratives, it would be great to do something about the ones on the Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry website (you can take your pick) . . . having them stated with the authority of a Secretariat to a UK All-Party Parliamentary Group could cause misjudgments.”


The following material [2000 to 2019] has been taken from the public domain:

         

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