Trainees’ Workshop

As part of the 2019 Summer Meeting the British Association for Psychopharmacology has organised a ‘Trainees’ Workshop’ chaired by Professor Jeremy Hall and with the following five speakers: I have … Continue reading Trainees’ Workshop

The Narrative Controllers

Science is important to us all. This post is an attempt to explore some of the broad issues that we need to consider to ensure scientific integrity. Science is more … Continue reading The Narrative Controllers

Current education on Schizophrenia and substance misuse

In the public domain, Dr Samei Huda, a British Psychiatrist, has repeatedly stated that it is “propaganda” that the pharmaceutical industry has any significant role in the continuing medical education … Continue reading Current education on Schizophrenia and substance misuse

Professor Stephen Lawrie

This is my latest post as part of a series reporting the available information on competing financial interests in ‘key opinion leaders’ in British psychiatry. Professor Stephen Lawrie’s “Disclosure UK” … Continue reading Professor Stephen Lawrie

Professor Sir Robin Murray

This is my latest post as part of a series reporting the available information on competing financial interests in ‘key opinion leaders’ in British psychiatry. The declarations of competing financial … Continue reading Professor Sir Robin Murray

“RCPsych Congress . . . it’s all you need!”

I have been receiving weekly invites to this International Congress [to my NHS e-mail address]. The latest invitation makes the statement that “it’s all you need!” The previous invitation was titled … Continue reading “RCPsych Congress . . . it’s all you need!”

‘But the caption is wrong’

 

A letter that the Scottish Parliament felt unable to publish

With careful thought, and backed with full supporting evidence,  I sent the following letter of the 2nd February 2016 to support my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. The Senior Clerk … Continue reading A letter that the Scottish Parliament felt unable to publish

Sign Guideline 98: Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

Lifting Lidz

Written by Dr Peter J. Gordon, 25th February 2011 Response to the Re-appraisal: Neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia, British Journal of Psychiatry, March 2011. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/198/3/173.full  In this reappraisal, the authors contend … Continue reading Lifting Lidz

Reaching cells

BJPsych Editorial: Questioning the ‘neuroprotective’ hypothesis: Does drug treatment prevent brain damage in early psychosis or schizophrenia? By Joanna Moncrieff. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/198/2/85.full Reaching Cells, reply by Dr Peter J. Gordon, 9 … Continue reading Reaching cells