The Psychopharmacology Committee

Two years have passed since I last considered the Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This committee has increased its membership from 10 to 14. Here is a … Continue reading The Psychopharmacology Committee

“A gem of a book”

The current BMJ includes an obituary to Brice Pitt: emeritus professor of old age psychiatry who died in January of this year. He was clearly regarded highly by his colleagues … Continue reading “A gem of a book”

The “Defeat Depression Campaign”

I was started on an SSRI antidepressant in the period not long after the “Defeat Depression Campaign,” in my case for “Social Anxiety Disorder”. My generation of psychiatrists were “educated” to … Continue reading The “Defeat Depression Campaign”

“Conservative prescribing”

This editorial, an opinion piece by Prof David Healy, was recently published in the BMJ. In this post I intend to explore the arguments made around whether “chemical imbalance” was … Continue reading “Conservative prescribing”