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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Hands up who wants to be a psychiatrist

For anyone who has listened to or witnessed the horrors and traumas associated with psychiatry and its ‘treatments,’ it will come as no surprise that the industry has been and continues to experience a recruitment crisis. It’s not a new crisis either. it’s a long-standing crisis. Dr Tom Brown is a consulant psychiatrist. He’s also […]


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How many people are receiving psychiatric treatment in England?

The dangers that go hand-in-hand with the psychiatric industry and its treatments are something CCHR UK reports on regularly; dangers which are gradually becoming well-known. What’s not so well-known is the number of people accessing mental health services or the breakdown of the ages of those people. NHS Digital has prepared information that covers these […]


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‘Off label’ use of antidepressants – be fully informed

Antidepressants have been shrouded in controversy for decades due to the effects that have been reported when people take them, effects that include aggression, violence and suicidal thoughts. If that wasn’t bad enough, a recent study found that antidepressants are being prescribed ‘off-label.’ This means the drugs are being prescribed for uses other than what […]


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UPDATE: Responsibility for reporting psychiatrists to the police

CCHR UK has been investigating a psychiatrist called Dr Adam Osborne who who was the subject of a Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPTS) that took place in February 2016. The MPTS is part of the General Medical Council (GMC), a public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom. it can […]


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When do risks outweigh so-called benefits?

There is only one antidepressant, also known as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), that is still recommended in the UK for use in children and adolescents diagnosed with moderate to severe depression. The premise upon which these psychiatric drugs are given a license rests on the idea that benefits outweigh the risks. With that […]


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