Monthly Archives: December 2017

How can I possibly celebrate Christmas?

It is getting close to the festive season but my time and the time of others damaged by antidepressants and benzodiazepines is spent either (1) trying to cope with the dreadful symptoms (2) searching endlessly for some relief by contacting … Continue reading

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Letter published in Herald – response to Dr Philip Gaskill

Pleased that the Herald published my response.  Hopefully Dr Gaskill will read it. http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/letters/15742105.Letters__Scrutinise_toxic_effects_of_psychiatric_drugs/

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Letter published in BMJ – “shell shock”

This article describes “shell shock” as neurological functional symptoms, one of the diagnoses I have been given.   I prefer the term “shell shock”, it gives a much better idea of the cause of the symptoms, the trauma of war, … Continue reading

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Letter from Dr Philip Gaskill, Herald

I have posted an online response and submitted to Herald as a letter also. http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/letters/15708818.Letters__Our_NHS_must_do_better_when_it_comes_to_treating_depression/?action=success#comments-feedback-anchor

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Patients suffering iatrogenic harm are stigmatised

I was listening to the discussions of the Petitions Committee yesterday at the Scottish Parliament.  The subject was mental health and young people.  The petitioner’s teenage daughter had tragically taken her own life after being prescribed anti-anxiety drugs.  Concern was … Continue reading

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Response to Dr Des Spence, BJGP

And i had another letter published re polypharmacy. http://bjgp.org/content/67/665/562/tab-e-letters

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Herald coverage of petition / Ann Kelly’s story

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/15698034.Campaigners_beg_MSPs_to_tackle__health_scandal__of_prescription_pill_harm/ http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15700229.Case_Study____39_The_pressure_and_pain_in_my_skull_is_so_overwhelming__39_/

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