Monthly Archives: June 2018

Letter from consultant neurologist (private)

In February 2017 I decided to consult a neurologist privately due to long waiting times on the NHS.  It was a terrible consultation.  I had a witness present and he was aghast.  The consultant completely denied that my many symptoms … Continue reading

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Mental Health Debate at Holyrood – 13 June 2018

https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/debate-health-june-13-2018 My email to all MSPs who contributed. Thank you to all who took part in today’s debate on Mental Health.  Patients in the online prescribed dependent and harmed community like myself were watching with interest.  We too share the … Continue reading

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Too many tweets to Prof Wendy Burn, RCPsych?

The ongoing campaign on prescribed drug dependence, withdrawal and iatrogenic harm has come about largely because of poor communication.   Lack of information from drug companies and from doctors about the risks of dependence, failure to listen to patients when … Continue reading

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Is Royal College of Psychiatrists divorced from reality?

It seems to me that the Royal College of Psychiatrists is completely divorced from reality when it comes to antidepressants and antidepressant dependence and withdrawal.  It promotes  antidepressants as “safe and effective” and assures us that they “save lives”.  Profs Wendy … Continue reading

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Correspondence with Altostrata and Prof Wendy Burn, RCPsych

Altostrata is the founder of the website Surviving Antidepressants which has helped so many people safely taper off antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs.  She has many years of experience of psychiatric drug withdrawal. The following is an email exchange between … Continue reading

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Correspondence with Profs Wendy Burn and David Baldwin, RCPsych

In the interests of transparency, I have decided to reproduce all correspondence between myself and Profs Wendy Burn and David Baldwin since the publication of their letter to the Times newspaper on 25 February 2018.  The letter itself is reproduced … Continue reading

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Wendy Burn, President of RCPsych offered to meet, offer now withdrawn

I engaged with Prof Wendy Burn, President of the RCPsych, as I often do on Twitter.  This resulted in an offer by her to meet with me or to talk on the phone.  I agreed.  I am housebound and disabled … Continue reading

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Today is a day of hope

Today is a big day for me.  For the first time since September 2013, I am wearing a skirt and a pair of sandals.  I feel a little bit closer to normality.  I no longer look like a haggard old … Continue reading

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BMA Patient Survey re NHS24 and NHS111

The Chair of the British Medical Association Scottish Council has submitted a statement to the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament.  It states: Since our last letter, the BMA gathered feedback in August 2017 from patients across the UK … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs – BBC TV – antidepressants

Excellent programme with Dr Chris van Tulleken and featuring Dr David Healy.  Dr Healy has provided more information in his blog below.  There is very little good evidence that supports the prescribing of antidepressants for teenagers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b578bd https://davidhealy.org/the-greatest-failure-in-what-used-to-be-called-medicine/

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