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Friday, 27, November, 2020

What’s Wrong With the NICE Depression Guideline?

35 organisations have expressed concern over the draft 2018 NICE guidelines for depression. In a joint stakeholder position statement, six methodological issues were raised.

ECT REVIEW – WRITE TO YOUR MP

A group of 40 professionals, researchers, ECT recipients and carers has written to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, asking for an independent review into ECT along the lines of the recent Cumberlege report into pelvic meshes.

Stephen Porges: ‘Survivors are Blamed Because They Don’t Fight’

Stephen Porges is professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and “Distinguished University Scientist” at Indiana University, where he has created the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium.

Antidepressants: is there a better way to quit them?

Millions of us take SSRIs, and most can give them up without too much trouble. So why do a minority suffer severe side-effects?

I Hope Others can be Spared the hell I Went Through with Depression Pills

Like millions of Britons who’ve taken prescribed antidepressants, when I tried to stop taking the pills I suffered serious psychiatric symptoms. In fact, I felt so suicidal that I had to be admitted to hospital.