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I feel it would be remiss of me not to comment on a recent email from a top UK psychologist. Whilst offering his services to ‘edit’ a letter addressing ‘Wilful Blindness’, he chooses the word ‘survivors’ to describe the authors of the letter.

“Wilful blindness is a lega...

Marjorie Wallace, CEO of mental health charity Sane wrote in a recent article; ‘In time the disease will pass, but, there will be aftershocks: we’re all concentrating on the physical sides of coronavirus, but actually we’re facing a mental-health epidemic.’  [1]

Sh...

In 2004, John Reid, then Secretary of State for Health, was asked to address the issue of harm / dependence being caused by benzodiazepines. The response to Barry Haslam’s letter came from the Customer Service Centre; Mr Reid ‘receiving large amounts of correspondence...

November 11, 2019

Are ‘same but not the same’ generic antidepressants adding to the complex issues of antidepressant harm and dependence? An emerging danger to the health of patients, why might those taking generic antidepressants be particularly at risk?

Lack of innovation meaning fewer...

October 28, 2019

Dr. E Lockhart, Dr. A Blower                                                   

Royal College of Psychiatrists                                                

12 Queen Street (1st Floor),

Edinburgh,

EH2 1JE.

October 28, 2019

Dear Doctors Lockhart and Blower,

On 27.10.2019 The...

April 18, 2019

“The Scottish Government’s vision, which is shared by our partners in mental health and suicide prevention, is of a Scotland where suicide is preventable; where help and support is available to anyone contemplating suicide and to those who have lost a loved one to suic...

February 15, 2019

“I think both the PGA in Scotland and Tartan Tour can become even stronger brands than they are just now as they have loads of potential,”

Shona Malcolm, Secretary of the PGA in Scotland, speaking to Martin Dempster in the Scotsman in September 2015.

Three years later, h...

August 9, 2018

This article will no doubt be viewed as controversial.  I write, as always, not to make statements but to make people think about issues we need to question.

The recent media attention given to children and antidepressants has caused me to revisit a question I have been...

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