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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Psychiatrists need to talk to the right people

It’s a brave psychiatrist who attempts to play down the effects of prescribed psychiatric drugs, specifically antidepressants, when there have been so many reported instances of damage and death associated with their use. Two psychiatrists, Professor David Baldwin and Dr Wendy Burn, the current president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, co-authored a letter to […]

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Further jail term for former Royal College of Psychiatrists’ poster boy

Disgraced psychiatrist Ovais Badat, already convicted for supplying cocaine, fraud, and possessing a Class B drug, has been exposed for downloading images of children being abused. A forensic examination of a computer used by Badat revealed evidence of indecent images and videos of children. The former poster boy for the Royal College of Psychiatrists denied wrongdoing but […]

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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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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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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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