When I began my training in Psychiatry Paraldehyde was occasionally still used, particularly in the ‘Forensic ward’. You could smell it on opening the locked door to the Forensic ward. … Continue reading PARALDEHYDE
“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas
In offering this ‘No Holds Barred’ perspective in the BMJ, Dr Margaret McCartney concludes: “Doctors should seek independent education. In fact, we should all do so – including MPs, guideline committees, … Continue reading H.O.P.E.
By chance I recently came across this in the archives of the BMJ. It was published in the Materia Non Medica section of the 2nd March 1979:
I was recently asked by Autism Rights if SIGN Guideline 98 had records of financial interests for all those involved in developing this national guideline. The answer is no. Along … Continue reading Sign Guideline 98: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Response to the Editorial: The ‘continuum of psychosis’: scientifically unproven and clinically impractical.The British Journal of Psychiatry (2010) 197, 423-425 This response was published in the Br J Psychiatry This … Continue reading Bathwater and the baby