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Tag: Royal College of Psychiatrists

The War on Antidepressants: Why We Need to End it for...

In the interest of the patients who are currently experiencing withdrawal reactions and the many more who will suffer withdrawal effects in the future, we need to end this “war”. Academic psychiatry must address these problems and conduct thorough research on withdrawal reactions.

Antidepressant Dependence Discussed at the Seat of Welsh Government – Video

In parts of Wales in the UK, one in six adults takes antidepressants and support for anyone struggling with dependence or withdrawal issues is patchy and inconsistent. To help draw attention to these issues, an awareness day was arranged for the Welsh Government and here we provide video of the presentations made at the Senedd in Cardiff, Wales.

Prescribed Drug Dependence: Psychiatry’s Appalling Response to Alarming Research Findings

For three decades, it has been clear to me that governments and the public alike have made – and continue to make – a very serious error in trusting mainstream psychiatry with the emotional and mental health care of the general public.

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...

Royal College of Psychiatry Representative Resigns From Government Review After Complaints...

On Tuesday 25th September, The Times published a front-page article entitled: “Drugs adviser David Baldwin quits after being branded ‘worse than Hitler’ in online abuse row.”

We’ve Backed the Wrong Horse – It’s Time For Our Love...

Psychiatric drugs can’t address isolation, poverty, inequality, racism, intolerance, hatred, bigotry, sexism, etc., but they can mask those things. Perhaps that is why they are so successful. The blame is placed on us, the patient, for being broken because it obviates the need for powers that be to take any action to address those underlying causes of distress and suffering.

Conflicts of Interest Questioned in Review of Prescribed Drug Dependence

An interview with Professor Sami Timimi, Psychiatrist Peter Gordon and campaigner Stevie Lewis, who talk about the potential for conflicts of interest with the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists participation in a Government-led review of Prescribed Drug Dependence.

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....

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…”