Category Archives: Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

Further patient concerns re PHE review sent to Matt Hancock

Mick Behan is a veteran campaigner on benzodiazepines and has an extensive knowledge of the subject.  He previously wrote to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, with concerns about the PHE review on prescribed drug dependence. https://nevertrustadoctor.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/patient-concerns-re-roseanna-oconnor-phe-review-emailed-to-matt-hancock/ Today, he … Continue reading

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Blocked on Twitter by Prof Clare Gerada and Emily McKee, dietician.

My health and my life have been destroyed by iatrogenic harm from benzodiazepines and antidepressants.  I therefore spend my time campaigning to raises awareness of the extremely damaging effects of these drugs in order to prevent harm to others.  I … Continue reading

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Unfounded accusations and insinuations on Twitter

Campaigning on prescribed drug dependence and iatrogenic harm is not easy.  For the most part people are respectful and polite and I have rarely had to block anyone for being rude and obnoxious.  We all misinterpret things at times but … Continue reading

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Resignation of Prof David Baldwin as expert witness to PHE Review

Three days ago, Prof David Baldwin’s resignation as expert witness to Public Health England review on prescribed drug dependence was announced in the national press. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6203875/Government-drugs-advisor-QUITS-sustained-campaign-abuse.html https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/drugs-adviser-david-baldwin-quits-after-being-branded-worse-than-hitler-in-online-abuse-row-srtqltmfs Great play was made about comments in a single blog where Prof Baldwin … Continue reading

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Nick Hodgson is not the son-in-law of Simon Wessely

According to social media I have at times been married to a PM presenter , another BBC journalist , a professor of psychiatry at imperial and probably related to Ming the Merciless, Emperor of Mongo. I would be happy to … Continue reading

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Patient concerns re PHE Review emailed to Matt Hancock today

Michael Behan has campaigned for many years for justice for the victims of prescribed benzodiazepines and has an in-depth knowledge of this subject as it relates to the UK.  He was part of the class action in the 1990s.  Most … Continue reading

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Response to Parliamentary Questions re Prescribed Drug Dependence.

Parliamentary Questions tabled by Lord Philip Hunt, King’s Heath Lord O’Shaughnessy, the Department of Health and Social Care, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL9971): Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a … Continue reading

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5 years ago today I attended a musical recital

Today is not a good day, it is a day for looking back, a day filled with regret and sadness.  On 14 September 2013, I attended a musical recital with friends, a quartet, though  I cannot remember much about it. … Continue reading

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Another milestone for me

Feeling somewhat better today and decided to make my own way round the supermarket with home help keeping an eye on me just in case.  There was a mix up today with the home helps and two turned up .. … Continue reading

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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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