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Scottish GPs to Begin Prescribing Rambling and Birdwatching

From The Guardian. Doctors in Shetland are to start prescribing birdwatching, rambling and beach walks in the Atlantic winds to help treat chronic and debilitating...

Antidepressant Adviser to Government Quits After Conflict of Interest Row

From The BMJ. An adviser to the government on antidepressant use has quit in the wake of a row over conflicts of interest. David Baldwin resigned...

Addiction and Dependence: Are the Media Aware They’re Not the Same?

From The Foundation For Economic Education. Addiction is not the same as dependence. Yet politicians and many in the media use the two words interchangeably....

CEP Declares Its Support For Professor Peter Gøtzsche

The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry today issues a declaration of support for our colleague, Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche – co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, Director...

Turmoil Erupts Over Expulsion of Member From Leading Evidence-based Medicine Group

From STAT. One of the medical world’s most respected expert bodies is in turmoil as its annual meeting gets underway in Edinburgh, Scotland, after its...

Why We Need to Abandon the Disease-Model of Mental Health Care

From Scientific American. Peter Kinderman writes: In my book A Prescription for Psychiatry I offer a manifesto for mental health and well-being. I argue...

Digital Spaces in Pakistan as Alternative Care Communities

From Mad in Asia. Editorial intern, Momina Masood, talks to Noor ul Huda Niazi, an administrator of a WhatsApp self-help group, about the possibilities...

“Honest” Placebos Effective in Treating Health Problems

From TIME: “The medical community has been aware of the placebo effect–the phenomenon in which a nontherapeutic treatment (like a sham pill) improves a...

Mental Health Problems Among the Young Risen Six-fold Since the Rise of Social Media

From The Telegraph. Mental health problems among the young have risen six-fold since the advent of social media, a major study shows. The research by University...

Psychiatric Patients Locked out of Bedrooms Until 10pm at Night

From Independent.ie. Patients in a hospital psychiatric unit did not have access to their bedrooms under 10pm at night due to staff shortages, an inspector’s...