Doctors’ conflicts of interest

In my spare time, I gave over a decade to this cause. I submitted evidence to the Cumberlege Review. The following Editorial was published in the BMJ on the 21 … Continue reading Doctors’ conflicts of interest

suicide cairns

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

SSRI ‘discontinuation syndrome’ or withdrawal

This Analysis by Massabki and Abi-Jaoude has been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. It has been made open-access.

A conversation from 2014 on the duration of antidepressant treatment

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

The second most popular joke

This was listed as the second most popular joke in the Edinburgh Festival for 2019.  

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

Protected: ‘The rules of science’

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The ladder of participation

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

Protected: “This unique event will bring together world leaders in research on depression”

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Protected: ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ or ‘Industry Biased Medicine’?

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Protected: The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education (an update)

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Protected: “RCPsych Congress . . . it’s all you need!”

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