Tag: NHS

Antidepressant Withdrawal Misdiagnosed as Functional Disorder

Adverse physiological symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal are regularly mistaken to be other problems to the detriment of the patient.

Poverty, Pathology and Pills: An Interview with Dr. Felicity Thomas and...

MIA’s Tim Beck interviews Dr. Felicity Thomas and Dr. Richard Byng about their report, Poverty, Pathology, and Pills, which situates increasing rates of mental health diagnosis and psychiatric prescriptions within socioeconomic and policy trends across the UK.

Universities Outsource Mental Health Services

From The Guardian: "Unable to keep up with rising demand,  are rebranding their mental health student support as 'wellbeing' services. Some universities plan to maintain...

Private Companies Win 70% of Clinical Contracts in England

From The Independent: Non-NHS private firms won almost 70 percent of tendered contracts in England last year, undermining repeated government claims that private companies play a small...

Child Abuse and Violence Survivors are Being Re-Traumatised

From The Independent: Recently, psychiatric patients used the hashtag #AbusedByServices to tweet about their experiences being re-traumatized by mental health services. The hashtag reflects the...

The Sedated Society: the Real Story of our Prescribing Epidemic

BBC 5 live ran a recent piece that aimed to explore why antidepressant prescriptions have doubled in the last ten years. Unfortunately, it failed to address the drivers of this epidemic ‚Äď industry-backed diagnostic inflation and the lax regulation of medicines.