September 2016: a request for the immediate retraction of Study 352

The full list of signatories to this letter of September 2016: Jay D. Amsterdam, MD Leemon B. McHenry, PhD Jon N. Jureidini, MB, PhD Bernard J. Carroll, MBBS, PhD, FRCPsych … Continue reading September 2016: a request for the immediate retraction of Study 352

‘Ghostwriting is designed to evade detection’

The full article has been made open-access and can be accessed here along with all references and links.

“Working with the Government”

These ‘100 words’ by Professor Louis Appleby were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in September 2008.

‘I lost a decade of my life to prescription drugs’

In this article, published in the Telegraph Magazine, Miranda Levy, shares her experience of prescription drugs. Have you had similar experience? If you have, did you find both understanding and … Continue reading ‘I lost a decade of my life to prescription drugs’

“What we like to call the Oscars of psychiatry”

In opening yesterday’s award ceremony for the #RCPsychAwards  the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists described the celebration as like “the Oscars of Psychiatry”. I can only speak personally … Continue reading “What we like to call the Oscars of psychiatry”

personal reality

This short film is narrated by Mona Siddiqui [an extract from BBC Radio Scotland, 3 November 2019)  

“Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”

This “Special Article” was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in July 2008. No other article in the history of the journal has had more responses. A few years … Continue reading “Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

“If an ad is wrong . . .”

I have come across this full page reminder from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) a number of times in recent Sunday newspapers. As an NHS doctor who has worked as … Continue reading “If an ad is wrong . . .”

A response from the Royal College of Psychiatrists is required:

Last Sunday, 27 October 2019, an investigation by Helen McArdle  featured in the Herald on Sunday. The following letter has been published in this Sunday’s Herald. Given the seriousness of … Continue reading A response from the Royal College of Psychiatrists is required:

Hubris and the medical profession

I regularly read the BMJ Rapid Responses and find them to provide opportunities to learn and often to challenge any existing understandings that I may have established. The following response … Continue reading Hubris and the medical profession

‘Withdrawal advice added to depression guide’

This editorial begins the current BMJ: