From Scotland to Siberia

I came across this headline in today’s paper [I have altered it slightly]. This headline reminded me of a visit that I took last year to Siberia! This was in … Continue reading From Scotland to Siberia

My retirement

I have been considering, for some time now, whether I should continue doing what I do in terms of what some refer to as ‘activism’. My interest is in ethics, … Continue reading My retirement

Protected: “Their own idea of what is professional behaviour is clearly wrong”

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“the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

Recently there has been wide ranging discussion on the so-called ‘chemical imbalance’ theory and its place in history when it comes to understanding the prescribing of antidepressants. As an NHS … Continue reading “the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

Protected: “The chemical imbalance idea was never actually held by psychiatry”

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Can you hear the people sing?

In “How the world thinks” Julian Baggini says “there is a temptation to believe that objective knowledge transcends all points of view, all concepts, all language. Rather than objective knowledge … Continue reading Can you hear the people sing?

“Psychiatry is among least influenced by industry . . .”

The author of “The Medical Model in Mental Health” has stated [a number of times] that his book “provides evidence that psychiatry is among least influenced by industry of medical … Continue reading “Psychiatry is among least influenced by industry . . .”

“It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and philosophy”

On the 15th August 2019 the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists shared her view of a newly published textbook: “It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and … Continue reading “It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and philosophy”

Protected: Pennine Care Education: “Tips around Twitter”

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I mistook myself for a scientific label

This is neither fact nor expert advice: I am an artist, poet, and all that may be in-between. This is neither fact nor expert advice: Specialisms are making nonsense of … Continue reading I mistook myself for a scientific label

“Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”

This “Special Article” was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in July 2008. No other article in the history of the journal has had more responses. A few years … Continue reading “Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”