Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: James Davies

The Politics of Distress: A Discussion With Dr. James Davies on...

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James Davies on the medicalization and individualizing of distress and its connection to neoliberal ideology, and the need to focus on pervasive inequality and other social causes.

“BBC Radio Covers Prescription Drug Addiction”

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The BBC has today broadcast a program on BBC 5 Live which reports on the BMA’s call for a 24-hour national prescription drug helpline. CEP co-founder...

“Report From APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence”

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James Davies, of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry, issues his report from last week’s meeting in the UK Parliament concerning the connection between increased...

Report from the Parliament: Can Psychiatry At Least Be Curious?

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In the past six years, I have had the opportunity to speak at several conferences or meetings that I felt had particular potential to stir some political activity that would challenge current psychiatric practices, and one of those events was the meeting convened in the U.K.’s Parliament on May 11th, which had this title for the day: Rising Prescriptions, Rising Mental Health Disability: Is There a Link?

British Medical Association Takes On Prescription Drug Dependence

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Last year the British Medical Association (BMA) released a report on dependence and withdrawal from prescription drugs including benzodiazepines, z-drugs, opioids, and antidepressants. Now,...