Based on a theory

Nearly 30 years ago the ‘Defeat Depression Campaign’ was launched. It ran for 5 years. It was sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry and was the “concerted policy” of the Royal … Continue reading Based on a theory

“Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

My worry about a sweeping term like ‘latter-day anti-psychiatrists’ is that it risks including those who have suffered harmful consequences of medications taken as prescribed. [Please note: all the descriptions … Continue reading “Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

The International Congress [Net Surplus]

This year’s International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is currently taking place in Edinburgh: I was born in Edinburgh. I worked as an NHS psychiatrist for 25 years … Continue reading The International Congress [Net Surplus]

More than a year on . . .

More than a year on and Scotland still has no Patient Safety Commissioner [as reported in The Sunday Post, 2 May 2022]: The Scottish Government is always keen to present … Continue reading More than a year on . . .