Cumberlege Report: First Do No Harm

An open question: What is the position of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the Cumberlege Review? What learning and action points has the College taken forward?

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has given NO official response to the Cumberlege Report.

Peter’s short films that consider ‘First Do No Harm’ [primum non nocere].

[Please click on each image to play a different film]

“Why are they so demonised?” [asks a most senior psychiatrist]:

Speak, memory [prescribed harm]:

The Porsolt Test [forced-swimming test]:

I don’t want this isolation [withdrawal from prescribed psychiatric drugs]:

Kelly’s cats [akathisia]:

Suicide prevention: a timeline of missed opportunities:

Footnote: If you are interested in a wider perspective on psychiatry, and over-medicalisation in general, you may like to watch the short films on this page: