Speak, Memory

This film is about iatrogenic harm (illness caused by medical treatment). Vladimir Nabokov is a writer that I greatly admire. I have just finished reading “Speak, Memory” his ‘autobiography’. Nabokov … Continue reading Speak, Memory

Psychopharmacology Committee (Strategy Meeting)

The June 2017 Agenda of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychopharmacology Committee confirms that a discussion on ‘involuntary addiction to prescription medications’ was scheduled. My view is that such discussions … Continue reading Psychopharmacology Committee (Strategy Meeting)

Marketing of “education” to psychiatrists in training

I was recently circulated this at work and asked to share it with trainee psychiatrists. BAP is the acronym for the British Association for Psychopharmacology I would not share this … Continue reading Marketing of “education” to psychiatrists in training

Delirium screening (some years later)

Over three years ago I wrote this summary of my concerns about mandatory delirium screening. The consequences for me in writing this were life changing: the reality of having the courage to … Continue reading Delirium screening (some years later)