The new issue of the Human Givens Journal includes a comprehensive review of CEP’s conference last year entitled ‘More Harm than Good: Confronting the Psychiatric Medication Epidemic’. In addition, the journal contains an article which covers the recent BMA report on prescribed drug dependence, for which CEP contributed evidence. Both articles can be downloaded via […]
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Latest prescription data shows consumption of psychiatric drugs continues to soar
The latest prescription figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the UK is in the midst of a psychiatric drug epidemic. Over 57m prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in England in 2014, enough for one for every man, woman and child. This represents a 7.5% increase since 2013, and over 500% […]
Maudsley Debate: long-term use of psychiatric drugs is causing more harm than good?
Following its launch last year and the subsequent criticism of its position by prominent psychiatrists in the The Times and The Lancet Psychiatry, CEP responded by issuing a challenge to its critics to engage in an open, public debate on psychiatric drug harm. CEP is therefore pleased to announce that Kings College London has agreed to host a […]
VIDEO: What are the costs of psychiatric drug treatment to the UK economy?
Dr. James Davies, author & academic, University of Roehampton
VIDEO: What does the research say about the effects of long-term use of psychiatric drugs?
Prof. Sami Timimi, child psychiatrist & visiting professor, University of Lincoln
‘Psychiatric drugs: more harm than good’ by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche on Guardian Comment
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
VIDEO: Do psychiatric drugs target an underlying disease?
Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist & senior lecturer, University College London