Antipsychotics: More Harm Than Good?

52ND Maudsley Debate: More Harm Than Good?

This house believes that the long-term use of psychiatric medications is causing more harm than good.

Chair: Professor Til Wykes, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Rehabilitation and Vice-Dean, Psychology & Systems Sciences, IoPPN

For:
Professor Sami Timimi, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director of Postgraduate Education, NHS Lincolnshire; Visiting Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of LincolnProfessor Peter Gøtzsche, Director, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark

Against:
Professor Allan Young, Professor of Mood Disorders, IoPPN
Mr John Crace, Journalist, The Guardian

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