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Patient safety measures will be associated with suicide reduction when rates are falling
The latest paper from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide (NCISH) published in The Lancet Psychiatry  starts from the hypothesis that implementation of service changes associated with improvements in patient safety have led to a redu...
The latest paper from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide (NCISH) published in The Lancet Psychiatry starts from the hypothesis that implementation of service changes associated with improvements in pa...
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Does cannabis cause psychosis?
An  article in Biological Psychiatry  reviews evidence about the association between cannabis use and psychotic outcomes. Despite the consistent association, the article highlights how difficult it is to infer a causal link because of confounding and bias i...
An article in Biological Psychiatry reviews evidence about the association between cannabis use and psychotic outcomes. Despite the consistent association, the article highlights how difficult it is to infer a causal link bec...
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Appendix to above
This post has been made as an appendix to the above post. I'm looking in more detail at the quotes Vaughan Bell used to try and justify his argument that critical mental health demeans people with organic brain disease. The first quote is from  Kinderman et...
This post has been made as an appendix to the above post. I'm looking in more detail at the quotes Vaughan Bell used to try and justify his argument that critical mental health demeans people with organic brain disease. The f...
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Psychiatry is still biomedical, even if not "narrowly biomedical"
Simon Wessely in a Guardian article says that psychiatry does not recognise the narrow biomedical way in which it is sometimes portrayed. Despite what he says, some psychiatrists are narrowly biomedical (see extract from my book chapter). However, I do agre...
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How do we know that IAPT outcomes are not just expectancy effects?
It's some time since I commented on IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, now often called Wellbeing Services (eg. see previous post ). I've just looked at a recent lecture from David Clark (see video ). He's still making claims about outcomes...
It's some time since I commented on IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, now often called Wellbeing Services (eg. see previous post). I've just looked at a recent lecture from David Clark (see video). He's stil...
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Alan Partridge 100/1 to be first Mayor of East Anglia
East Anglia was one of the earliest settlements of the Anglo-Saxons. North Folk and South Folk may well have existed before any East Anglian King.  East Anglia, with much of its earnings based on  wool  and  textiles , was a rich area of England until the e...
East Anglia was one of the earliest settlements of the Anglo-Saxons. North Folk and South Folk may well have existed before any East Anglian King. East Anglia, with much of its earnings based on wool and textiles, was a rich ...
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The gap between neural circuits and understanding people
A new Personal View in The Lancet Psychiatry  goes overboard trying to create a taxonomy of brain circuit dysfunctions in depression and anxiety. It suggests 6 neural circuits have been implicated, viz. default mode, salience, negative affect, positive affe...
A new Personal View in The Lancet Psychiatry goes overboard trying to create a taxonomy of brain circuit dysfunctions in depression and anxiety. It suggests 6 neural circuits have been implicated, viz. default mode, salience,...
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Psychosis can be organic in origin
I have been struggling with a post by Vaughan Bell @vaughanbell on the Mind Hacks blog. He suggests that critical mental health writings implicitly demean people with brain disorders, but I don't think they do. He gives four quotes to support his argument. ...
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What does it mean to say that psychotherapy is a biological treatment?
A  BJPsych editorial this month argues that the target of psychotherapy, like pharmacotherapy, is diseased neural functioning. It does recognise that the method of delivery of these said neurobiological changes is different, with pharmacotherapy seemingly w...
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How computers are changing the world of healthcare
I have been reading  The digital doctor: Hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age . As I have done previously (eg. see my critical psychiatry blog  post ), I have tweeted quotes or modified quotes as I have read the book:- DBDouble Rather...
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Duncan Smith has failed on welfare reform
Despite all his passion for welfare reform, the real reason Ian Duncan Smith has resigned as work and pensions secretary is that his reforms have failed (see resignation letter ). The immediate focus is on PIP (personal independence payments). This introduc...
Despite all his passion for welfare reform, the real reason Ian Duncan Smith has resigned as work and pensions secretary is that his reforms have failed (see resignation letter). The immediate focus is on PIP (personal indepe...
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