Some cases, like this one, are so clearly antidepressant-induced that it seems bizarre that a coroner or medic couldn’t (or wouldn’t) recognise it. That suicidality is a side-effect of antidepressants is now well established, particularly upon starting, changing dose (up or down) or discontinuation. While the suicide-warnings are provided for under 25s, it … More Victor Kirk – Coincidental SSRI Prescription?
Today I attended the inquest of Jake McGill Lynch, which concluded with the Coroner returning an open verdict. Firstly, amid all the legal argument, there was an infinitely more important factor; Jake.. In 2012 Jake was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome; he was just that ‘little bit different’ ye see. He was a little too intelligent; too good; … More The Inquest of Jake McGill Lynch (age 14).
This week an inquest was held into the deaths of Jonathan O’Driscoll and his twin brothers from Charleville, Co Cork. Jonathan fatally stabbed his beloved little brothers before killing himself last year (September 2014). It was just one of a number of shocking Irish murder-suicides in recent years. Jonathan was looking for help. He had many … More Lessons from Charleville..
The pharmaceutical industry has a long and tangled involvement within Irish politics. Besides politics, our medical ‘experts’ have built up their training and expertise while simultaneously having a fundamental collegial relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Pharma politics may not be news to Americans, Latvians or our British neighbours – but as Ireland is my Country … More The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Influence in Irish Politics and Medicine.
So myself and the poor long-suffering husband are just back from London, having attended a talk in the House of Commons given by Professor David Healy; ‘Antidepressants and The Politics of Health‘. The meeting was chaired by MP Jim Dobbins who has previously aired concerns about the pharmaceutical industry and its close involvement within academia, … More Westminster Exposé
It seems to me that our Irish Courts rely far to much on psychiatric ‘expert’ advise. What am I on about today, you might ask? In a 2004 paper entitled ‘Expert Witness Perceptions of Bias in Experts’, Michael Commons et al had this to say: “There are many ideal qualities for expert witnesses. The objectivity of the … More The Irish College of Phishy Psychiatry.
I have always said that I never get angry, but I think I may have to revise that statement. You’d think by the following conversation, that I had lost my purse or something equally trivial, but hey, what’s a son to Lundbeck pharmaceuticals? Sept 20 2013 Causality Assessment. RE; My son’s death (Shane Clancy) To … More Ah Yes; The Lundbeck Salute.