Real medicine versus psychiatry

Various attempts have been made and continue to be made, to try and put mental health on an even footing with physical health. The current election campaign is no exception. The idea of equal priorty for mental and physical health has been given the fancy-sounding description, ‘parity of esteem’ and has become a regular sound […]


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Psychiatrists are attempting to edit out humanity

It’s testimony to the impressive psychiatric propaganda machines that an hour of prime time television was devoted to so-called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for adults. The money-spinning label that has resulted in children and adolescents taking mind-altering stimulant drugs in school is purported to be present in adults, even though there’s no medical or […]


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Classrooms are not psychiatric laboratories

Well-meaning parents and teachers alike are being duped by the psychiatric industry into thinking children have various kinds of mental problems that potentially require psychiatric intervention and ‘treatments’. At a recent teacher’s union annual conference, it was suggested young children were suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression. This idea came about following a survey […]


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There are lessons to be learned but no one’s learning the lessons

When things go wrong in the psychiatric system and someone dies prematurely, often in tragic circumstances, there’s a mental health mantra which goes something like ‘lessons need to be learned’. But based on the fact failures and tragic deaths keep on occurring, it seems as though no one’s learning the lessons. The mental health system […]


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Antidepressants and the accountability of prescribers

Whenever a young person dies by suicide, the first thing that anyone should check is whether he or she had been prescribed psychiatric drugs. The latest tragic and unnecessary death concerns 15-year-old Ceri Sheehan. An inquest in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, heard how Ceri’s electronic devices had been confiscated the night before his death. The focus was […]


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Is there a common denominator to suicides in universities?

When suicides occur in a given area or environment, in this instance in universities, attention goes on to meeting the needs of students who may be suffering with mental troubles that are sometimes very serious. Giving them the attention and help they need is vital, if only from a purely humanitarian perspective. The problem that […]


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Another fatality linked to the antidepressant licensed for under-18s

Fluoxetine currently has a license to be prescribed to under-18s labelled with moderate to severe depression. Sadly, it’s been reported this week that another young life has been lost where the antidepressant was involved. An inquest at Oxford Coroner’s Court this week heard that 16-year-old Ela Ozbayraktar was found hanging in her bedroom on 28 November […]


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Damning report into failings of psychiatric hospital in Crawley

A psychiatric hospital in Crawley run by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been the subject of several investigations exposing its failings since it was opened in 2008. In 2014, Langley Green Hospital received a damning report from Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors for failing to safeguard patients against abuse. It has been noted […]


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