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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Psychiatry – the cuckoo in the nest

Despite attempts to recruit medical students to the profession, psychiatry continues to experience the longstanding problem of how to make the profession attractive. The Telegraph newspaper recently reported that psychiatry is launching another campaign to try and encourage medical students to take up psychiatry over concerns that recruitment had ‘flatlined.’ The new President of the […]


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Don’t believe the hype about hyperactivity

If you’re a discerning professional who would prefer to see children and adolescents grow up drug-free rather than in a chemical haze, you are being encouraged to contact NICE, become a stakeholder on the ADHD guidelines and submit your comments. The psychiatric industry has become notorious for unscientifically redefining normal behaviour to create a catalogue […]


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