This film presents a timeline from 2002 to 2019 in relation to England’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The film presents missed opportunities, in particular the potential role of prescribed medications … Continue reading A timeline of missed opportunities
This Analysis by Massabki and Abi-Jaoude has been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. It has been made open-access.
Professor Ian Reid, who died tragically early at the age of 53 on 15 June 2014, played a leading role in British, especially Scottish academic psychiatry for over two decades. … Continue reading A published and an unpublished review of ‘Bad Pharma’
These ‘100 words’ by Professor Louis Appleby were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in September 2008.
This “Special Article” was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in July 2008. No other article in the history of the journal has had more responses. A few years … Continue reading “Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”
In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:
From ‘Pale Fire’ by Vladimir Nabokov.
This was the lesson of the week as published in the BMJ, June 2002:
In my previous post I shared an article describing Dr Ladislav Haskovec’s recognition of akathisia in 1901. Akathisia is the truly horrid condition that causes unremitting restlessness, fear, terror and … Continue reading Ten years ago
Almost two decades ago the British Journal of Psychiatry included an interesting account about Akathisia to mark the hundredth anniversary of its recognition as a very serious, dangerous and unpleasant … Continue reading Akathisia
This paper, funded, researched and written by Eli Lilly was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2000. In this paper the word “relapse” is used 64 times. The … Continue reading Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2000)
The British Journal of Psychiatry has a series called “100 words”. The above was a submission by Professor Philip J. Cowen published in 2013: 500 million years reduced to 100 … Continue reading ‘At least 500 million years of nervous system evolution’