Psychiatrists need to talk to the right people

It’s a brave psychiatrist who attempts to play down the effects of prescribed psychiatric drugs, specifically antidepressants, when there have been so many reported instances of damage and death associated with their use. Two psychiatrists, Professor David Baldwin and Dr Wendy Burn, the current president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, co-authored a letter to […]


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Further jail term for former Royal College of Psychiatrists’ poster boy

Disgraced psychiatrist Ovais Badat, already convicted for supplying cocaine, fraud, and possessing a Class B drug, has been exposed for downloading images of children being abused. A forensic examination of a computer used by Badat revealed evidence of indecent images and videos of children. The former poster boy for the Royal College of Psychiatrists denied wrongdoing but […]


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It’s a blatant disregard for human life when psychiatrists ignore the dangers of antidepressants

There was a recent flurry of press attention that focused on the supposed efficacy of antidepressants. The psychiatric backslapping and high-fives suggested there was some kind of new discovery regarding the drugs when that was nowhere near the truth. Over the decades, so much has been written about the adverse effects of antidepressants; their link […]


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Another schoolboy suicide linked to ADHD drugs. Do we confront it or let it carry on?

When writing about a subject that’s difficult to confront, it’s possible that the content could be ignored or avoided. But what do you do when the subject involves schoolchildren dying while taking psychiatric drugs? A psychiatric label or ‘disorder’ usually gets diagnosed before the introduction of the drugs. So it is with the psychiatric label Attention […]


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Royal College hurriedly deletes criminal psychiatrist from its website

Despite being convicted on 29 September and sentenced on Thursday 19 October, one of the poster boys for the Royal College of Psychiatrists was still on their website on the day of sentencing. It would appear College administrators aren’t keeping tabs on their members, especially when they’re appearing in court on criminal charges. Despite being convicted […]


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Without the protection of basic human rights, there can only be diminished mental health

With ECT and psychosurgery under critical public scrutiny, psychiatry has been feverishly searching for a new ‘breakthrough miracle’. The new catch phrases that the psychiatric industry has come up with are ‘deep brain stimulation’ (DBS), ‘transcranial magnetic stimulation’ (TMS), and as covered recently in the Guardian newspaper, ‘vagus nerve stimulation’ (VNS). It is a treatment […]


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