Monthly Archives: July 2018

Most people can recover from depression without any treatment

Depression used to be regarded as time-limited with the vast majority recovering without any medical interventions. Despite seeing psychiatrists for nearly four decades I was never informed of this.  I was admitted to hospital at a relatively young age, 24, … Continue reading

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Why did Nick Hodgson, RCPsych, praise Hannah Betts?

I follow Nick Hodgson who is the media manager for RCPsych,  I recently read on Twitter that he is also the son-in-law of Prof Sir Simon Wessely and Prof Clare Gerada but this later turned out to be untrue. Glad … Continue reading

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Helen Stokes-Lampard – LBC Radio – 21st July 2018

Discussion starts about 1 hour into the programme. https://www.lbc.co.uk Ian Payne, presenter for LBC Radio, led a discussion on antidepressants following on from the press coverage of antidepressant prescribing rates in England. https://nevertrustadoctor.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/teenager-prescribed-antidepressants-ayrshire/ Ian Payne has bipolar disorder and is … Continue reading

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Letter from Dr John Mitchell to all Primary Care Leads & to GPs

Reaction to letter by Annette McKenzie, petitioner http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16368816.annette-mckenzie-angry-as-scottish-government-psychiatrist-dubs-her-teen-psych-drugs-petition-discriminatory/ Submission PE1627/KK Scottish Government submission of 4 July 2018 Please find attached below a letter and covering email (Annexe A) which was sent today from Dr John Mitchell, Scottish Government Principal Medical … Continue reading

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Antidepressants – press coverage

Over 70,000 children put on pills for depression https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/over-70-000-children-put-on-pills-for-depression-kfc39l0xl Tens of thousands of children are being given antidepressants despite warnings that the pills may harm developing brains for little benefit.  NHS data obtained by The Times reveals for the first … Continue reading

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Thirty Mental Health Experts Write to Secretary of State About ‘Unprofessional’ Conduct of the UK RCPsych

https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/07/30-mental-health-experts-write-secretary-state-unprofessional-conduct-uk-royal-college-psychiatry/

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W-BAD – 11 July 2018 – video and Talk Radio Europe with Stacey Pinkerton

 

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