Monthly Archives: February 2018

Media Release: RCPsych challenged over potentially burying inconvenient antidepressant data

MEDIA RELEASE  February 28, 2018 ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS CHALLENGED OVER POTENTIALLY BURYING INCONVENIENT ANTIDEPRESSANT DATA The following letter was sent, by email, at 2.26pm today: For more information contact: Dr James Davies 07973 807 014 Professor Peter Kinderman 07941252848 … Continue reading

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“Most patients do not have the intelligence to work it out”

After a very long and protracted withdrawal from Nitrazepam and Venlafaxine, I have been left with brain damage.  I am disabled physically and cognitively and can really only type and talk.  I am in bed much of the time.  However, … Continue reading

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Why is the public being deceived about antidepressants?

The media coverage on antidepressants over the past week has been deeply depressing.  The hype around the Lancet meta-analysis conducted by Prof Cipriani and colleagues was out of all proportion to the results of the actual paper, that antidepressants are … Continue reading

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Derek Summerfield: NHS antidepressant prescribing—what do we get for £266 million per year?

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/02/27/derek-summerfield-nhs-antidepressant-prescribing-what-do-we-get-for-266-million-per-year/ My response: As a member of the online prescribed dependent and harmed community, I wholly agree with Dr Summerfield. Many patients have now been damaged by benzodiazepines, antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs and find the only place to get … Continue reading

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Emails with Dr Wendy Burn, Prof David Baldwin, RCPsych re antidepressant withdrawal

Prof David Baldwin has provided me with two research papers in response to my queries below.  These were published in 2006 and 2007 and are based on short term studies of antidepressants prescribing.   https://journals.lww.com/intclinpsychopharm/Abstract/2006/05000/A_double_blind,_randomized,_parallel_group,.4.aspx https://academic.oup.com/ijnp/article/10/1/73/628069 The statement made in … Continue reading

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James Moore, campaigner, speaks out on BBC Wales

James Moore is doing sterling work raising awareness about antidepressants, the risks of dependency and the harms associated with the drugs.  He has interviewed many patients and experts on the subject.  This is despite his own health struggles as a … Continue reading

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Psychiatry attempts to manipulate public opinion on antidepressants

Two days ago I woke up to widespread media coverage in the major newspapers and TV stations announcing that antidepressants really do work.  I wondered what significant breakthrough had been made.  Surely something really important must have happened to warrant … Continue reading

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