The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation has recently been published by Oxford University Press. In the weeks leading up to publication the author stated “it is … Continue reading “Strong argument”
This week the Managing Director of Minervation Ltd gave a talk in Leeds about “blogging, social media, gamification & elves” A number of folk, unsure what gamification is, asked the … Continue reading Gamification
I began training in psychiatry in October 1993 just after the “Defeat Depression Campaign” had been launched. It ran alongside the five years of my training. This “Campaign” had the … Continue reading My career began with the “Defeat Depression Campaign”
As part of the 2019 Summer Meeting the British Association for Psychopharmacology has organised a ‘Trainees’ Workshop’ chaired by Professor Jeremy Hall and with the following five speakers: I have … Continue reading Trainees’ Workshop
This was the lesson of the week as published in the BMJ, June 2002:
Almost two decades ago the British Journal of Psychiatry included an interesting account about Akathisia to mark the hundredth anniversary of its recognition as a very serious, dangerous and unpleasant … Continue reading Akathisia
I consider this U-turn as nothing but welcome. I have written to the President, Vice-President and CEO of the Royal College of Psychiatrists to say so. What hell/terror it has … Continue reading What hell and terror
This paper was published in the British Medical Journal in 1954. It was one of the first papers published in Britain on Serotonin:
This is the trade-marked strap-line for the American Psychiatric Association. Over my 25 year career as an NHS Scotland psychiatrist I have seen many of my colleagues travel to America … Continue reading Medical leadership for mind, brain and body.
The Defeat Depression Campaign of the 1990s , entirely funded by the pharmaceutical industry, was an “educational campaign” organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in association with the Royal … Continue reading After the Defeat Depression Campaign
From the’The Bell Jar’ Image is of Colinton Pharmacy.
“Aye, Right! is a Scotticism in which a double positive forms a negative. It is generally used as a sarcastic response to question or to challenge a presumption. The following … Continue reading Aye RIGHT!