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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Does back to school mean back to psychiatric drugs?

As the end of the school holidays approaches and preparations are made for children and teenagers to go back to school, how many will be going back to a regime of psychiatric drugs presribed for controversial ‘disorders’ like Attention Deficit Hyperactivirty Disorder (ADHD)? Behaviour has been redefined by psychiatrists to the degree that psychiatric drugs […]


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Blowing the whistle on ‘bipolar disorder’

Despite the tomes of literature devoted to the promotion of psychiatric illness, there are in amongst it all, books that tell a different story, ones that psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies would prefer to gag, withhold or suppress. They are stories that give hope to the reader rather than leaving him or her in a no-win […]


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Hype and hot air – the myth of the ‘chemical imbalance’

The myth of the ‘chemical imbalance’ was discussed in a recent exchange with experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and it was quite revealing. The question that was put to the experts concerned the use of antidepressants to resolve the mythical ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain. For years, people have been prescribed antidepressants with […]


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Antidepressants and the ever-increasing links to senseless violence

The cause of violent behaviour was put under the spotlight again following a BBC Panorama documentary broadcast in July 2017. The documentary centred on the killer James Holmes and the ‘treatment’ he received prior to the killings at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. While there is never one simple explanation for what drives […]


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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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