Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

In my subjective opinion, one of the most important articles written in the Journal of my College, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was written by a colleague of mine who … Continue reading Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

‘Doctors’ Survey Sparks Campaign’

Thanks to digital technology newspaper archives are now easily accessible. If you type ‘Defeat Depression’ into any such newspaper archive you will find that reporting of the five year ‘Defeat … Continue reading ‘Doctors’ Survey Sparks Campaign’

“the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

Recently there has been wide ranging discussion on the so-called ‘chemical imbalance’ theory and its place in history when it comes to understanding the prescribing of antidepressants. As an NHS … Continue reading “the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

“The chemical imbalance idea was never actually held by psychiatry”

29 December 2019: Jesse Luke, a writer, researcher and cancer patient, started a social media thread with the following statement: “The ‘chemical balance’ idea was never actually held by psychiatry. … Continue reading “The chemical imbalance idea was never actually held by psychiatry”