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Saturday, 29, January, 2022

The fortress of mental health services 

The focus needs to shift from how to deny people care, to how to help them access care.

Johann Hari: Stolen Focus – Why You Can’t Pay Attention

Johann Hari joins us to talk about his latest book Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention, in which he examines the reasons behind our inability to focus and seeks to understand how this crisis affects our wellbeing and society.

An example of a broken system

I have managed to progress in my life despite being seen as ‘one of the most severe cases of borderline’ because I reached outside psychiatry for support to people who seen the whole of me and did not blame me for my distress. Surely this is example of a broken system that needs to change. 

New NICE Guidelines for ECT Are Dangerously Inadequate, Say 50 Patients and Professionals

An open letter from patients, psychiatrists, and professors calls on NICE to rewrite the new ECT guidelines to avoid putting patients’ safety at risk.

When Tapering Antidepressants, is Going Slow Always the Best Strategy?

Do we take enough account of total drug exposure time when devising antidepressant tapering strategies?