Depression: pills and dependence [a timeline following a letter in the Times]

On the 25 February 2018 the following letter by Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists [RCPsych] and Professor David Baldwin, Chairman of the RCPsych Psychopharmacology Committee, … Continue reading Depression: pills and dependence [a timeline following a letter in the Times]

Who is wagging the dogs tail?

Before I retired as an NHS psychiatrist I made a ‘Subject Access’ inquiry to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The heavily redacted response revealed that the College operates in dark … Continue reading Who is wagging the dogs tail?

“Ten FACTS”

The International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is underway in Edinburgh. Yesterday’s “education” drew to a close with this session: All ‘FACTS’ were provided by Paid Opinion Leaders. … Continue reading “Ten FACTS”

More than 7 years on and little has changed

More than seven years have now passed since I put together this blog post [copied in full below]: It is fair to conclude that reassurances offered by the College in … Continue reading More than 7 years on and little has changed