“Strong argument”

The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation has recently been published by Oxford University Press. In the weeks leading up to publication the author stated “it is … Continue reading “Strong argument”

What hell and terror

I consider this U-turn as nothing but welcome. I have written to the President, Vice-President and CEO of the Royal College of Psychiatrists to say so. What hell/terror it has … Continue reading What hell and terror

#hashtags

Whilst I no longer contribute to social media I do appreciate how it “levels the playing field”. Perhaps like me, you are not on social media, but have become aware of … Continue reading #hashtags

“a twitter spat”

Included in a heavily redacted response from the Royal College of Psychiatrists to a FOI request was the above internal communication. The identification of the sender has been redacted but … Continue reading “a twitter spat”

“Real Psychiatry”

Dr George Dawson, MD, writes as a ‘Real Psychiatrist’. Dr Samei Huda, a UK psychiatrist has shown unflinching transatlantic support for Dr Dawson’s “Real Psychiatry”. I have been a psychiatrist … Continue reading “Real Psychiatry”

“I had dinner with William Sargant . . .”

The March 2019 edition of the British Journal of General Practice focuses on mental health. The Editor, Roger Jones, opened the journal: The Editor then went on to consider R … Continue reading “I had dinner with William Sargant . . .”

Behind the graph

For my birthday, my son Andrew gave me the book ‘Scientific Babel’ by Michael D. Gordin. Here are a few extracts:    

‘a good first step to greater understanding’

This was part of the Queen’s speech on the 25th December 2018. Here are some recent posts by me which consider the need for respectful relations. This is a matter … Continue reading ‘a good first step to greater understanding’

Values

The following film is an expression of my reasons for having resigned from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I took this decision after a lot of reflection about what is … Continue reading Values

Paid opinion leaders and GSK

The quote above is from Corridors of power, Chapter 5, by C P. Snow: The following U-turn by GSK was reported in the BMJ: This led the BMJ Editor in Chief … Continue reading Paid opinion leaders and GSK