I would suggest that these hints matter today as much as any time in history:

To go boldly (or to boldly go)

To go boldly: one example of is the categorisation of mental disorders. As a discipline it split the infinitive.  It has recently been suggested that psychiatric diagnoses should be “written in pencil”.  … Continue reading To go boldly (or to boldly go)

Wolves at the door

The Narrative Controllers

Science is important to us all. This post is an attempt to explore some of the broad issues that we need to consider to ensure scientific integrity. Science is more … Continue reading The Narrative Controllers

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

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”

‘Keith did not go quietly’

Keith Connors died on the 5th July 2017. Shortly before his death he helped write this obituary: Shortly before his death, I communicated with Leon Eisenberg and had this kind … Continue reading ‘Keith did not go quietly’

“Conservative prescribing”

This editorial, an opinion piece by Prof David Healy, was recently published in the BMJ. In this post I intend to explore the arguments made around whether “chemical imbalance” was … Continue reading “Conservative prescribing”

One and the same

In this short film I will explain to you why I have come to understand that case-finding and screening are actually one and the same. All around us national clinical … Continue reading One and the same

“Truth telling and dementia”

Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, has arranged a meeting for the 5th June 2013 to discuss the diagnosis of dementia as much debated of late in the BMJ. … Continue reading “Truth telling and dementia”

Grassroot doctors: renaissance of polymaths

This is a post offering my support to Grassroots GPs A decade has passed since Bettina Piko wrote a paper called: Physicians of the future: Renaissance of polymaths?  I read … Continue reading Grassroot doctors: renaissance of polymaths