The ‘ladder’ of partcipation

This film is based on an area of academic research that has been termed “The ladder of participation”. In recent years I have not felt included by the College I … Continue reading The ‘ladder’ of partcipation

“A fantastic insight”

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have recently made available: It was signed over 450 years ago and predates the Geneva convention by over 300 years: I am not … Continue reading “A fantastic insight”

The President of my College

I was recently asked by a friend what I made of some of the responses by the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the potential for antidepressants to … Continue reading The President of my College

#ChoosePsychiatry

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a current campaign to increase recruitment to psychiatry. It has this tag #choosepsychiatry. Stephen Fry, despite having been diagnosed with prostate cancer, gave up … Continue reading #ChoosePsychiatry

Off-Label Prescriptions

In the Summer 2018 edition of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s magazine,  I N S I G H T, Professor David Baldwin, Chair of the College Psychopharmacology Committee gives advice … Continue reading Off-Label Prescriptions

Delve into brilliant minds

My NHS e-mail regularly receives invites to the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress. It is a congress that I have never attended as I remain concerned that we still … Continue reading Delve into brilliant minds

Let us be kind to one another even when views may differ

A few days ago I shared this post with the President of the College I have been a member of for over 20 years. Today I received this e-mail, marked … Continue reading Let us be kind to one another even when views may differ

I N S I G H T

Psychiatrists across the world, when assessing mental states, have to consider “insight”. Psychiatrists, like myself, are also taught the “subjective-objective divide”. This “divide” has always troubled me, as it would … Continue reading I N S I G H T