Old Gorbals

The International Book Festival, Central Hall, Edinburgh, Saturday 20 August 2022: Richard Holloway shared happy memories of growing up in the Gorbals of Glasgow. Voice-recognition-technology was  used to share Richard … Continue reading Old Gorbals

PARALDEHYDE

When I began my training in Psychiatry Paraldehyde was occasionally still used, particularly in the ‘Forensic ward’. You could smell it on opening the locked door to the Forensic ward. … Continue reading PARALDEHYDE

Psychiatric medications and potential effects on cardiac rhythm

In the last month we have been having discussions at work about the potential for psychiatric medications to adversely effect cardiac rhythms, and in particular QTc prolongation.  The advice on ECG … Continue reading Psychiatric medications and potential effects on cardiac rhythm

Thank you for being so kind Dame Coia

Sunday 8th July 2018, Bridge of Allan. Dear Dame Coia, I received your reply to my open letter yesterday. I wanted to write and thank you for your most helpful … Continue reading Thank you for being so kind Dame Coia