“Excessive claims by drug firms”

You may read this title and wonder who said it? If you have come across my blog before it would be reasonable to consider that it was said by me! … Continue reading “Excessive claims by drug firms”

The Scottish Pharmacist

In an antique shop in Grantown in Spey I came across a 1978 edition of ‘The Scottish Pharmacist’. Some of the articles made me laugh out loud but led to … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist

Sylvia

This film is based on a person that I never knew, as our time-spans did not overlap. I have read ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath and much of Ted … Continue reading Sylvia

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

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)

My mind’s full of things nobody else thinks about

British Psychiatry still teaches young doctors to divide the subjective from the objective. I am of the view that this is not just unrealistic but that it is harmful to … Continue reading My mind’s full of things nobody else thinks about

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

A Sunshine Act for Scotland

On Thursday 22 March 2018 I will be making a peaceful protest outside the Scottish Parliament, two years to the day that my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland … Continue reading A Sunshine Act for Scotland

1 in 7

1 in 7 Scots are now taking antidepressants, mostly in the long term and often indefinitely. Following the publication of a recent meta-analysis on antidepressants, a number of experts were … Continue reading 1 in 7

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