“the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

Recently there has been wide ranging discussion on the so-called ‘chemical imbalance’ theory and its place in history when it comes to understanding the prescribing of antidepressants. As an NHS … Continue reading “the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

“The chemical imbalance idea was never actually held by psychiatry”

29 December 2019: Jesse Luke, a writer, researcher and cancer patient, started a social media thread with the following statement: “The ‘chemical balance’ idea was never actually held by psychiatry. … Continue reading “The chemical imbalance idea was never actually held by psychiatry”

An explanation

Shortly after this new text book was published I purchased it and read it over a long weekend in May. I took notes and added marginalia as I read [here … Continue reading An explanation

Values

The following film is an expression of my reasons for having resigned from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I took this decision after a lot of reflection about what is … Continue reading Values

A beacon of light

I recently read a fellow healthcare professional describe Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as a “beacon of light”. I have always loved light and collect … Continue reading A beacon of light