Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do

In today’s Herald the following news article by Helen McArdle features along with her analysis below. A PSYCHIATRIST said he was “gaslighted” by his own professional body after openly criticising … Continue reading Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do

Compelling Evidence

The Expert told Parliament that there is “compelling evidence” for long-term treatment with antidepressants. This the Expert said is “maintenance treatment”.[1] The Expert told Parliament: “Depression is under-treated across the … Continue reading Compelling Evidence

The Royal College of Psychiatrists and sunshine: ‘Gordon Bennett’!

I recently shared what was not redacted from the 300 page response of a ‘Subject Access’ inquiry that I made to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This response reveals that … Continue reading The Royal College of Psychiatrists and sunshine: ‘Gordon Bennett’!

“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 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

To do the best we can

This is a short film I made almost a decade ago that I have not shared again until today. I would suggest that the following institutions and honourable professionals might … Continue reading To do the best we can

Thank you

Yesterday the Royal College of Psychiatrists shared on social media this article from the New York Times of 7 April 2018. I want to thank the college of which I … Continue reading Thank you

‘The power of language use in psychiatry’

All material used in this pictogram comes from published sources in the public domain: The power of language: Use in psychiatry; Rif S. El-Mallakh, and Sabine Doenninghaus; Published online: 02 … Continue reading ‘The power of language use in psychiatry’

“The ultimate power couple”

Back in February of this year I wrote a post on special partnerships. In researching this I came across the above transcript of Jim Al-Khalili’s interview with Professor Sir Simon … Continue reading “The ultimate power couple”

Award culture and ‘realistic psychiatry’

The annual Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards are to “mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry.” Last week Professor Andrea Cipriani won the Academic Researcher of the Year award at … Continue reading Award culture and ‘realistic psychiatry’