Posts for the “Evidence base for use of drugs in treatments” category

Letter to the Guardian: Cut-price therapy and the trauma underlying mental ill health

by Julia Evans on November 8, 2012

Some more on taint or stigma and the Government’s use of power. My recent posting is also relevant, available here The pot (HM’s Opposition party) calls the kettle (Celebrity culture) (…)

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An historical look at treatments for human conditions of mental distress – are the same parameters still driving treatments?

by Julia Evans on August 24, 2011

In a programme which claims to celebrate the best in British history[i], “Ruby Wax takes a look at some of the grisly techniques that were used on patients inside Victorian (…)

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Reply to CON-sultation: Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS White Paper July 2010

by Julia Evans on October 9, 2010

9th October, 2010 [Edited & web-links added January 2012]   Please note:  Having contributed to many Government CON-sultations, my first in January 2007, I am aware that my comments do (…)

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Challenges to Government’s principles used to define the care of mental ill-health

by Julia Evans on July 15, 2010

From:             Julia Evans Subject:        Challenges to Government’s principles used to define the care of mental ill-health Date:             15 July 2010 To:     Circulated widely within both Houses (…)

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Book Review : Quote ‘The belief that antidepressants can cure depression chemically is wrong’ :Irving Kirsch

by Richard House on February 28, 2010

A review of Irving Kirsch, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, The Bodley Head, London, 2009, xii + 226 pp, ISBN 978-1-847-92083-6, price £11.99 Irving Kirsch:  ‘The belief (…)

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