May it be granted the older you are

On the 26th of April 2016 I attended the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People, Age and Ageing, held at the Scottish Parliament. The following is an  … Continue reading May it be granted the older you are

What you need to know

1 in 7 Scots are on an antidepressant. Some Scottish academics have argued that this is “appropriate prescribing” for “recurrent” and “chronic” conditions. Antipsychotic prescribing, in all age-groups, has risen … Continue reading What you need to know

Director General for NHS Scotland

I have found it impossible to communicate directly with the Director General for NHS Scotland. The Director General for NHS Scotland does not reply to e-mails sent to him unless … Continue reading Director General for NHS Scotland

British Association for Psychopharmacology Guidelines (BAP)

The above Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants has recently been published. The British Association for Psychopharmacology are an organisation highly regarded by my profession of psychiatry. 12% of their … Continue reading British Association for Psychopharmacology Guidelines (BAP)