‘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”

“The influence of pharma on most psychiatrists in the UK is negligible”

Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists [24 December 2019]: “The influence of pharma on most psychiatrists in the UK is negligible.”  However, without sunshine legislation, this … Continue reading “The influence of pharma on most psychiatrists in the UK is negligible”