The DSM – A GREAT WORK, OR FICTION? A study of why psychiatry has become bad for our mental health Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed, and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952, to 374 today? In this […]
Yesterday The Lancet published a comment piece authored by five senior UK psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists, including Professor David Nutt and Professor Guy Goodwin. The article is entitled: ‘Attacks on antidepressants: signs of deep-seated stigma?’ and can be viewed online here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(14)70232-9/fulltext?_eventId=login The article is free to view; however registration on the site is required.
Professor Peter Gøtzsche, Dr Joanna Moncrieff and Dr James Davies today responded to a letter sent to The Times last week by Professor David Nutt, Professor Sir Simon Wessely and other senior psychiatrists entitled ‘In defence of antidepressants’. The response is copied below and can be seen in The Times here; the original letter from Nutt […]
The Times newspaper has published an article covering the launch of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry with the headline: ‘Antidepressants do more harm than good, research says’. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4076351.ece
To coincide with the launch of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry at the House of Lords, Professor Peter Gøtzsche has written an opinion piece which is published today in The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/30/psychiatric-drugs-harm-than-good-ssri-antidepressants-benzodiazepines
London, UK – The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry (CEP) launches today with an event at the House of Lords where it will release a publication entitled Unrecognised Facts about Modern Psychiatric Practice which challenges many of the assumptions commonly made about modern psychiatry. CEP intends to start a national debate about the use of psychiatric […]
Dr. James Davies is interviewed about rising antidepressant prescriptions on Sky News, 26 April 2014.
Julia Llewellyn Smith has written a feature in today’s Sunday Telegraph covering the launch of CEP alongside stories of psychiatric harm. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/10789916/Lives-left-in-ruin-by-rising-tide-of-depression-drugs.html
The CEP survey of prescribed drug issues for the BMA review closes at the end of Monday, 28 April 2014. If you haven’t already completed this survey we would be very grateful for your input. At this stage we are looking for more responses to Part Two of the survey, which should take around 5 minutes […]
A national UK newspaper has been in touch with CEP looking for someone willing to talk about their experience of antidepressants. They are specifically looking for someone for whom the drug did not work and who was given it for depression. You need to be a UK resident, be prepared to use your real name and be […]