Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, Guardian survey finds
BY: Denis Campbell Health policy editor NHS services for the soaring numbers of children who have self-harmed, tried to end their life or are having a breakdown are woefully substandard and risk prolonging their suffering, according to their psychiatrists. More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents […]
A vote about borders finds echoes in the body, triggering primitive anxieties. No wonder therapists are reporting shockingly high levels of despair and distress
By: Jay Watts ‘The result has bought uncertainty to near everyone, including the leave campaigners who are quickly backtracking on their promises.’ Photograph: Kevin Coombs/Reuters In shrinks’ offices across the country, just as in homes, pubs and offices, people are trying to come to terms with the surprise and shock of the Brexit result. […]
Independent commission lists ways psychiatric services must improve, and notes funding lag behind physical health
Lack of funding for some mental health services in England is putting vulnerable people, including children, at risk, the report says. Photograph: Alamy James Meikle Mental health services in England must stop sending severely ill adults long distances from homes and families – sometimes to hospitals hundreds of miles away – because of local […]
Magic mushrooms and LSD should be legally reclassified so they can be used to treat common mental health problems, a leading psychiatrist has said.
James Rucker, honorary lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, said legal restrictions should be lifted on psychedelic drugs, which could provide an effective treatment for anxiety and addictions.
Writing in the BMJ, he said legal restrictions imposed on the medical use of psychedelic drugs, such as LSD and psilocybin, the compound found in “magic” mushrooms, make medical research into their benefits almost impossible.