Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

An explanation

Shortly after this new text book was published I purchased it and read it over a long weekend in May. I took notes and added marginalia as I read [here … Continue reading An explanation

A blot, a stain, or perhaps something worse?

In my dictionary I find this definition of ‘blot’: On learning that GSK will resume paying doctors to promote its drugs after a “policy U turn”, Fiona Godlee, Editor in … Continue reading A blot, a stain, or perhaps something worse?

Antidepressant prescribing and informed consent

I have submitted the following to the BMJ in response to this research news: Large meta-analysis ends doubts about efficacy of antidepressants In Scotland, it is estimated that 1 in … Continue reading Antidepressant prescribing and informed consent

“Bipolarisation”

This is a BMJ response written by me on the 8th June 2011. Four years on and I remain just as concerned about the over-medicalisation of “mood disorders”.  None of my words take away … Continue reading “Bipolarisation”

Hold hands among the atoms

A reply by Peter J. Gordon to the Editorial: Erving Goffman’s Asylums 50 years on.  The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 198.http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/198/1/1.long It so happened that as I opened up … Continue reading Hold hands among the atoms