Hole Ousia spends much time reading and writing about dementia. The neuroscientific understandings, as they develop, are considered alongside sociology, ageing, philosophy and the medical humanities.

Psychiatric medications and potential effects on cardiac rhythm

In the last month we have been having discussions at work about the potential for psychiatric medications to adversely effect cardiac rhythms, and in particular QTc prolongation.  The advice on ECG … Continue reading Psychiatric medications and potential effects on cardiac rhythm

Key opinion leaders and Industry: Snakes, ladders and Monopoly

Dr Margaret McCartney in her recent ‘No Holds Barred” perspective set this challenge: “Here’s a game: try and find a doctor’s conflicts of interest. Set a timer, and give yourself … Continue reading Key opinion leaders and Industry: Snakes, ladders and Monopoly

Two years of no sunshine

On Thursday 22nd March 2018 I will be standing outside the Scottish Parliament with this banner. This will be a peaceful, one-man protest, two years to the day that my … Continue reading Two years of no sunshine

Mild Cognitive Impairment

This recently-published Guest editorial in International Psychogeriatrics concludes that the concept of MCI faces extinction. As a doctor practising in this field I found this editorial difficult to follow and self-contradictory.