Following my post of yesterday in which I shared concerns that have been expressed in relation to professional conduct on social media by some members of the Royal College of … Continue reading “Immoral Police”
Yesterday, Dr Paul Morrison, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacology researcher, tweeted this: “Three cheers to Dr Samei Huda for standing up to aggressive, right-wing anti-psychiatrists, despite complaints, harassment and intimidation.” This … Continue reading “Hats off, Young Sir”
Recently Professor Rob Howard, Old Age Psychiatrist, University College London, having read a “Real Psychiatry” blog post written by George Dawson MD said: “I have learned a lot from Georges’s … Continue reading “His thoughtfulness and modesty”
Many years ago, one of my patients who had lost a child to suicide, wrote to me to say: Some years later I read this: I have previously shared considerations … Continue reading Kindness, attention and respect
This post shares e-mails that I have previously sent to Prof Rob Howard, Old Age Psychiatrist and Dementia Researcher, University College London. I have not included any e-mails from Professor … Continue reading ‘Partisan’
In ‘Pale Fire’ Vladimir Nabokov talks of “the elf-haunted alderwood”. All woodlands need light or there will not be new growth.
Next week the 2019 International Congress for the Royal College of Psychiatrists will take place in London. Naturally the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and her predecessor, have … Continue reading Puritanical or Platinum?
Russell T. Davies and Ian McEwan are just two of many writers who like to imagine how the world might have “unfolded” had there been slight changes to past events. … Continue reading Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett
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”
The Expert told Parliament that there is “compelling evidence” for long-term treatment with antidepressants. This the Expert said is “maintenance treatment”. The Expert told Parliament: “Depression is under-treated across the … Continue reading Compelling Evidence
It has been suggested on social media that this, one of a number of educational sessions scheduled for the 2019 Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress, is an example of … Continue reading “Chumocracy”
The award committee has carefully agreed that the William Sargant Cup for Pharmavarsity  should be shared between the following Departments of Psychiatry: University College London, Kings College London, and … Continue reading Pharmavarsity