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Friday, 06, December, 2019

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Expert Reaction to Proposed ‘Speedball’ Antidepressant Therapy

Naysayers will no doubt be out in force, spreading unnecessary pessimism, about the risk of dependence from use of these agents – however, just because ‘speedballs’ originated in the underground drug scene does not mean that there is not significant therapeutic value to be found in novel combinations of medications.

Antidepressants: The Big Spin

The heat is on for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Antidepressants: The Big Spin.

Anatomy of a Confidence Trick

From Auntie Psychiatry, view more here. This cartoon is my take on the ruckus surrounding the Cipriani et al study published by The Lancet in February....

‘Obsessive Categorization Of Mental Conditions’

As part of their ongoing mission to keep their classifications updated with the most recent available findings, the American Psychiatric Association announced Thursday the supplemental addition of “Obsessive Categorization of Mental Conditions” to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders.

Doubt is Our Product

I had the idea for this cartoon while listening to the Royal Society of Medicine podcast: Episode 1. The spiel reads... “In this episode, Prof Sir Simon Wessely, Consultant Psychiatrist and Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Prof Clare Gerada, GP and Past Chairperson of the Royal College of General Practitioners, discuss the increasing use of antidepressants…”