“Promulgating therapeutic recommendations”

The following letter, written by Dr Philip Cowen and Dr Chris Thompson, was published in the BMJ in October 1994 [this, as it happens, being mid-way through the ‘Defeat Depression … Continue reading “Promulgating therapeutic recommendations”

What Price Depression?

The above paper was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 1994 with the support of SmithKline Beecham Ltd. What Price Depression? This is an important question. Please click … Continue reading What Price Depression?

Mass prescribing

Why in the UK do we have mass prescribing of antidepressants?  Nearly 1 in 5 adults are now taking an antidepressant. It is now being asked if this is a … Continue reading Mass prescribing

“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”