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Wednesday, 20, January, 2021

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...

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...

Treating Children With Depression: How Will History Judge Us?

From The Conversation UK. Given the limited benefits and serious side effects, why have antidepressant prescriptions for young people risen so much? We don’t yet...

Anorexic Girl ‘Would Rather Die Than Eat’, Inquest Hears

From BBC News. A 15-year-old girl who wanted to be a doctor took her own life after being given Prozac to help with her anorexia.

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.