“What’s the beef?”

The authors of this recently published perspective on antidepressants ask: “What’s the beef?” Here is my response: This is an extremely poorly written perspective: the language is clumsy and the … Continue reading “What’s the beef?”

Sunshine, light, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

3rd October 2018, Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ: “We need a Sunshine Act to ensure that payments are properly declared. We also need action from medicines’s leaders – the … Continue reading Sunshine, light, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Antidepressant prescribing: still much to learn

  The above meta-analysis was published in the Lancet today and I woke up to read headlines like this: The lead author, Andrea Cipriani, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, … Continue reading Antidepressant prescribing: still much to learn

How much is too much medicine?

I do hope that Scotland’s Realistic Medicine campaign will consider all the points raised by Dr Louisa Polak in this letter to the BMJ:

Early detection: “We need critical thinking”

The following analysis: “Surge in publications on early detection” was recently published in the BMJ. The authors concluded that “we need more critical thinking and more studies that specifically target both … Continue reading Early detection: “We need critical thinking”