Hole Ousia never stops learning. Hole Ousia is troubled that the ‘collaboration’ with the Pharmaceutical Industry in ‘medical education’ can have consequences and actually undermine science which seeks objectivity.

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?

“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