Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: Royal College of Psychiatry

Antidepressant Anarchy in the UK

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In this blog, I want to give some personal reflections on the events of the last few weeks in relation to the Lancet antidepressant meta-analysis and the lodging of a formal complaint with the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists. The issue of antidepressant withdrawal has been brought into the public eye in the UK like never before. What happens next will be very interesting.

Royal College of Psychiatrists Accused of Misleading Claims

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From The Herald: A group of mental health experts and patients have submitted a formal letter of complaint accusing the Royal College of Psychiatrists of...

Professor John Read: The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Patients, academics and psychiatrists formally complain that the president of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists has misled the public over antidepressant safety. Professor John Read talks to us about recent events.

Formal Complaint to the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Professor John Read and colleagues recently wrote to the President of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists to raise concerns about statements made in a letter published in the Times newspaper. Having not received a satisfactory response to this letter, Professor Read and colleagues have today lodged a formal complaint with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Psychiatrists Have Issued a Statement on Aversion Therapy

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From BuzzFeed: The Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued a historic statement acknowledging the harm done to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who were subjected to...

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?