You may not be aware of this, but across Scotland there are surviving cairns which mark where somebody who had taken their life was once buried. Generally the names have … Continue reading suicide cairns
This Analysis by Massabki and Abi-Jaoude has been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. It has been made open-access.
This correspondence with Professor Ian Reid is from 2014. This is the first time that I have shared it in the public domain. In my opinion, narrative is no less … Continue reading A conversation from 2014 on the duration of antidepressant treatment
Dr Mark Swinton, Forensic Psychiatrist, recently said: “The Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry will continue to insinuate that some doctors are financially corrupt, but of course that is OK” I … Continue reading A forensic view on sunshine
This was listed as the second most popular joke in the Edinburgh Festival for 2019.
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
How many of us, like Dr Jauhar, are today guided by “the rules of science”? This short film is based on an edit of this interview and debate, aired on ‘All … Continue reading ‘The rules of science’
Yesterday I asked the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: “I was wondering when the planned meeting to consider the shared experience of long term antidepressant prescribing, and the … Continue reading The ladder of participation
This event hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine will take place at 1 Wimpole Street, London on the 29th January 2019. It has been approved for 6 CPD points. … Continue reading “This unique event will bring together world leaders in research on depression”
In a recent post I outlined [the generally hidden] commercial influences of ‘key opinion leaders’ in British Psychiatry. My research into what is publicly available on competing financial interests in … Continue reading ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ or ‘Industry Biased Medicine’?
The Royal Society of Medicine describes itself as “one of the country’s major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society provides a neutral platform for informed debate about … Continue reading The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education (an update)
I have been receiving weekly invites to this International Congress [to my NHS e-mail address]. The latest invitation makes the statement that “it’s all you need!” The previous invitation was titled … Continue reading “RCPsych Congress . . . it’s all you need!”