July 2020. CR229: a ‘Position Statement’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has been published: The Final report of the Patient Safety Group on Self-Harm and Suicide in Adults. CR229: makes … Continue reading Glad it’s all over
Hole Ousia is member of no ideological group. Hole Osia is concerned about both ends of this ‘collaboration.’ And is certain that neither the medical profession nor the pharmaceutical industry are actually ‘transparent’ about this.
In today’s Sunday Post the following open letter was shared: There was a wide range of signatories to this letter including Baroness Cumberlege who chaired the recent First Do No … Continue reading ‘HEAR OUR VOICE’
This film, made in 2011, which voiced my disquiet about the enthusiasm for the early diagnosis of dementia, generated such a defensive response that I felt I had to remove … Continue reading Peter’s Lost Marbles
You may not be aware of this, but across Scotland there are surviving cairns which mark where somebody who had taken their life was once buried. Generally the names have … Continue reading suicide cairns
Knapweed is the common name for the genus centaurea. There are thought to be more than 500 species of this robust, thistle-like plant. Many gardeners consider Knapweeds to be weeds … Continue reading Centaurea
In Logie Churchyard I came across the grave of Dr Henry Dryerre, it was early morning and the sun had just appeared above the horizon. So my eyes were straining … Continue reading “PURE DRUGS”
I retired from the medical profession two months ago. My fulcrum was ethics. I openly asked questions. The Royal College of Psychiatrists seemed to struggle with this. I was left … Continue reading Had felt incredibly alone
I have been considering, for some time now, whether I should continue doing what I do in terms of what some refer to as ‘activism’. My interest is in ethics, … Continue reading My retirement
This Analysis by Massabki and Abi-Jaoude has been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. It has been made open-access.
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 … Continue reading “On the subject of misleading narratives”
Professor Ian Reid, who died tragically early at the age of 53 on 15 June 2014, played a leading role in British, especially Scottish academic psychiatry for over two decades. … Continue reading A published and an unpublished review of ‘Bad Pharma’