The January 2019 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry has, as its theme: Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders.
In the Journal a “consensus definition” of “treatment resistance” was provided by a “representative panel of bipolar disorder experts” whose declarations of interest were provided as above.
One of these experts, Dr Joseph Hayes [pictured below] , who has no financial competing issues, said recently in introducing a critique on the following systematic review, that he “could spot a wrong un’ when he sees it”.I am not an expert in bipolar disorders but I have practised as a psychiatrist for quarter of a century and as part of my interest in ethics have campaigned for full transparency of competing interests. It is arresting to see the scale of competing interests in those who provide the latest “consensus” on “treatment resistance”. In line with the Royal College of Psychiatrists policy on transparency of any potential competing interests I have put together this visual representation:
Maybe you also have the ability “to spot a wrong un’ when you see it” and if so please feel free to add a comment below.