Dr James Davies writes: For the last 30 years those of us critical of the overprescribing and harms of psychiatric medications have been on the losing side, in the face of a powerful industry-backed medical model that has crowded out alternative voices and visions. The real importance of Wednesday’s Maudsley Debate is that it symbolised […]
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James Davies debates Simon Wessely today on BBC Radio 4 PM news programme
The BBC’s flagship afternoon news programme ‘PM’ on Radio 4 today includes a debate between Dr James Davies and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, the new President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, regarding oversubscribing of antidepressants and the need for greater transparency within UK psychiatry. The segment starts at 39 mins 20 secs at the […]
Talk by Dr James Davies, 7 June in London: The DSM – A Great Work or Fiction?
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 […]
VIDEO: What are the costs of psychiatric drug treatment to the UK economy?
Dr. James Davies, author & academic, University of Roehampton
VIDEO: Dr. James Davies interview on Sky News, 26 April 2014
Dr. James Davies is interviewed about rising antidepressant prescriptions on Sky News, 26 April 2014.
Dr James Davies interviewed in The Psychiatric Bulletin
Dr James Davies is interviewed about the problems with modern psychiatry in the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s publication, The Psychiatric Bulletin. He is interviewed by Neil Armstrong, Honorary Fellow, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/early/2014/04/01/pb.bp.113.046516.full.pdf+html
VIDEO: What’s wrong with psychiatry’s diagnostic manuals?
Dr. James Davies , author & academic , University of Roehampton, London