Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

This perspective was published in the BMJ in 2004. It was written by: The authors began: The authors concluded: 15 years on and both these academics remain firmly at the … Continue reading Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

The Narrative Controllers

Science is important to us all. This post is an attempt to explore some of the broad issues that we need to consider to ensure scientific integrity. Science is more … Continue reading The Narrative Controllers

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) do not support Sunshine legislation

The Royal College of Psychiatrists on sunshine legislation

I asked: ‘Does the Royal College of Psychiatrists support Sunshine Legislation?’ Answer [from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 22 October 2018]: “This is a matter for the Government to decide.

“Chemical Imbalance”

When I was started on an SSRI antidepressant in 1998 for anxiety I was told by my doctor that this would correct a “chemical imbalance” in my brain.  As a … Continue reading “Chemical Imbalance”

Professor Stephen Lawrie

This is my latest post as part of a series reporting the available information on competing financial interests in ‘key opinion leaders’ in British psychiatry. Professor Stephen Lawrie’s “Disclosure UK” … Continue reading Professor Stephen Lawrie

Professor Guy Goodwin

This is my latest post as part of a series reporting the available information on competing financial interests in ‘key opinion leaders’ in British psychiatry. Professor Guy Goodwin’s declaration of competing … Continue reading Professor Guy Goodwin

Professor Anthony Cleare

This is my latest post as part of a series reporting the available information on competing financial interests in ‘key opinion leaders’ in British psychiatry. This is Professor Anthony Cleare’s … Continue reading Professor Anthony Cleare

Professor David M. Taylor

This is my latest post as part of a series reporting the available information on competing financial interests in ‘key opinion leaders’ in British psychiatry. Prof David Taylor’s declaration, Science … Continue reading Professor David M. Taylor

H.O.P.E.

In offering this ‘No Holds Barred’ perspective in the BMJ, Dr Margaret McCartney concludes: “Doctors should seek independent education. In fact, we should all do so – including MPs, guideline committees, … Continue reading H.O.P.E.

Transparency at the Top

I wrote “Transparency at the Top: British Psychiatry” in April 2015 but did not share it publicly as I wanted to give the Royal College of Psychiatrists time to improve … Continue reading Transparency at the Top

Professor Philip J Cowen

A straightforward internet search would indicate that Professor Cowen has followed extant guidance regarding transparency. Here follows some of the material on Professor Cowen to be found in the public … Continue reading Professor Philip J Cowen