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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...

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...

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...

May 18, 2018

At a time when one of the greatest issues facing medicine is that of dependence on and withdrawal from prescribed drugs, in particular benzodiazepines, antidepressants and opioids, just when and how are we to establish and fund the proposed and much needed specialist s...

May 9, 2018


Beverley Thorpe questions whether Scotland is implementing an evidence-based approach to the prescribing of antidepressants.

At a time when the dominant medical model of mental health means prescription rates of antidepressants in Scotland are soaring, should we...

March 26, 2018

The PGA Tour developed its Anti-Doping Program “to protect the integrity that is inherent in the sport of golf and to ensure the health and safety of all players. The use of doping substances is contrary to the spirit of fair competition that has always been a part of...

January 25, 2018

January 18th, 2018, Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Mental Health, attended a Public Petitions Committee meeting at the Scottish Parliament. This was the second hearing of the Petition “Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal”, which specifically relates to antidepres...

June 20, 2017

 Dear BBC Radio Scotland,

Kaye Adams Programme - Prescribed Medication "addiction"

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I cannot believe the naivety, bordering on ignorance of Graham Watts, Consultant Hypnotherapist, in relation to prescription drug dependence.  He obviously knows...

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