British Medical Journal
Overdiagnosis: it’s official
Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?
The question posed by this article is highly relevant to the field of mental health, particularly in relation to research concerning the alleged benefits of the psychotropic drugs that are prescribed on a massive scale. The author is Dr. Richard…
The trouble with antidepressants: why the evidence overplays benefits and underplays risks
Forever indebted to pharma—doctors must take control of our own education
The pharmaceutical industry pays money to key opinion leaders in UK psychiatry for “promotional activities”. Writing in the British Medical Journal (April 2015), general practitioner Dr. Margaret McCartney, says: “As a student 20 years ago I failed to realise that the sandwiches at…
Can cold water swimming treat depression?
The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs , Dr. Chris van Tulleken, writes : “Jumping into the sea in winter is the most alive and present I ever feel. I get in fast – a dangerous approach if you’re a beginner – when the cold shock response provokes an uncontrollable…