“The Coulson effect”?

In December 2016, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, who was then the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Hodgson as Media Manager … Continue reading “The Coulson effect”?

Award culture in British Psychiatry

For my previous post I visited the Royal College of Psychiatrists website. I was seeking to establish if the archive on the Defeat Depression Campaign remained unavailable [actually I found … Continue reading Award culture in British Psychiatry

Muriel Spark’s compass

Words: ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’ by Muriel Spark

From the individual to the Institution

This is a film that considers morality and seeks to include the landscapes of all. The interviewee at the end of this film, talking about morality of public duty, is … Continue reading From the individual to the Institution

Tapering SSRI treatment to mitigate withdrawal symptoms

This Personal View by Mark Abie Horowitz and David Taylor has been published in this month’s Lancet. I have written to the authors to thank them for providing this sensible … Continue reading Tapering SSRI treatment to mitigate withdrawal symptoms

Pure speculation

Given the high level of redaction of material from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in response to my Subject Access request, I can only speculate about who else may have … Continue reading Pure speculation

Soft Power [and telling stories]

This Feature Article made the cover of the BMJ: One of the contributors described an approach to influencing healthcare policy as follows: Telling stories is a well established approach taken … Continue reading Soft Power [and telling stories]