It doesn’t matter if a psychiatrist is qualified or unqualified – the results are the same

There have been several headlines in November regarding a criminal psychiatrist. Dr Zholia Alemi who was found guilty in October of four fraud and theft charges, has now been found to have had fake qualifications. There was however one particularly misleading headline. It stated ‘Thousands could have been harmed by unqualified NHS psychiatrist.’ To say […]

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The military is weakened by psychiatric drug prescribing and meddling

It’s been reported that the Ministry of Defence is to investigate suicide rates among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans after it was found that 42 current soldiers were believed to have killed themselves this year. Whenever suicide rates like this are mentioned in relation to various demographics, it has become commonplace to ask what psychiatric […]

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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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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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Weasel words and fudged figures

How psychiatry and pharma ‘studies’ fool media and public What is a weasel word? A term or phrase that suggests some hidden significance to a message with a view to influencing, or ‘spinning’ the plain facts. It is with this in mind that we should consider the unholy alliance between psychiatry and Big Pharma. It […]

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Psychiatrists can’t even define ‘schizophrenia’

‘Schizophrenia is defined so vaguely that, in actuality, it is a term often applied to almost any kind of behaviour of which the speaker disapproves.’ – The late Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr Thomas Szasz Recent media coverage regarding schizophrenia has attempted to link in to smoking. It was reported in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal […]

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