The Maudesley Debate: More harm than good.

52nd. Maudesley Debate 13th. May 2015.


A lively debate hosted at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, the subject: ‘’This House Believes that the long term use of Psychiatric Medications is causing more harm than good’’ was argued for by

Professor Sami Timimi, Consultant Adult & Child Psychiatrist, Director of Post Graduate Education, NHS Lincolnshire: Visiting Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Lincoln and Professor Peter Gotzche, Director of the much acclaimed Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark.

Against was: Professor Allan Young, Professor of Mood Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London,UK. Mr. John Crace, Journalist, The Guardian, UK. Chair: Professor Til Wykes, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation: Vice- Dean, Psychology & Systems Sciences Institute of Psychiarty, Psychology & Neurosciences, King’s College, London.

The event was well attended with a count of those for and against the motion taken before & after the debate. Having heard the arguments of the experts a passionate audience was permitted to question the panel.

By the end of the evening the argument that Psychiatric medications cause more harm than good was carried by a substantial majority.

We are delighted that there is an ever growing support for our values at Chy-Sawel. Awareness is growing and increasing numbers of scientific studies and professionals support our position.

We look forward to bringing you more news in the near future.

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