52nd Maudsley Debate: More harm than good?

“The house believes that the long-term use of psychiatric medications is causing more harm than good” …  a debate staged by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, London.

In this podcast (1 hour 13 minutes) from May 2015, you can listen to the debate between opposing sides concerning the above motion.

The debate was chaired by Prof. Til Wykes (Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation; Vice-Dean, Psychology & Systems Sciences Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK).

Speaking for the motion:

  • Prof. Sami Timimi (Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director of Postgraduate Education, NHS Lincolnshire; Visiting Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Lincoln).
  • Prof. Peter Gøtzsche (Director, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark).

Speaking against the motion:

  • Prof. Allan Young (Professor of Mood Disorders, IoPPN).
  • Mr John Crace (Journalist, The Guardian).
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