Last Friday I learned that the Royal College of Psychiatrists was worried that my ideas were “over-valued”. The same day the College shared its full response to the recent General … Continue reading ‘Workforce wellbeing’
This is for any post, of any sort, that might help us understand the Hydra-headed beast of stigma. Help Hole Ousia chop off some heads. Let us hope they do not re-grow.
Almost a year ago the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor John Crichton, phoned me in connection with a wider debate around the media … Continue reading Under-valued ideas
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
Friday 15th November 2019. Dear Professor Crichton, Subject: Dr Peter J Gordon, Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults (early retirement) As you will be aware I have decided to retire early … Continue reading To the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
At the time of making this film, nearly 1 in 5 Scots are taking antidepressants. Many are taking them indefinitely. I was prescribed Paroxetine (SEROXAT) over 20 years ago for … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist
By Marion Brown, 25 September 2017. Since writing my ‘Outsiders Observation’ piece ‘Medically Unexplained Symptoms in General Practice’ for GP View at the end of 2016, there seems to have … Continue reading Observer’s Observation: an Update
GP View is no longer extant. This article, by Marion Brown, was published by GP View in December 2016: Marion Brown is the first of our guest mental health experts … Continue reading ‘An outsider’s observation’
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
The full article has been made open-access and can be accessed here along with all references and links.
These ‘100 words’ by Professor Louis Appleby were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in September 2008.
In today’s Scotland on Sunday I read Stuart Kelly’s review of a novel called ‘The Topeka School’ by Ben Lerner. The following passages from the review resonated with me. Long … Continue reading “toxic masculinity”
Our family dictionary offers this definition of HUBRISTIC: “insolent; full of insolence or overwhelming pride” There have been a number of recent articles on Hubris and the Medical Profession. I … Continue reading Hubristic