Celebrating 25 years

The current edition of INSIGHT, the magazine of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, celebrates 25 years since the College opened its doors in Scotland. This anniversary spans the same period … Continue reading Celebrating 25 years

Compelling Evidence

The Expert told Parliament that there is “compelling evidence” for long-term treatment with antidepressants. This the Expert said is “maintenance treatment”.[1] The Expert told Parliament: “Depression is under-treated across the … Continue reading Compelling Evidence

‘Keep taking the tablets’

The front page of the Scotland on Sunday, 27 May 2018 carries the headline “Keep taking the tablets” and in its subtitle refers to the “alarming cost” of paracetamol prescriptions. … Continue reading ‘Keep taking the tablets’

1 in 7

1 in 7 Scots are now taking antidepressants, mostly in the long term and often indefinitely. Following the publication of a recent meta-analysis on antidepressants, a number of experts were … Continue reading 1 in 7