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Simon Wessely
Regius Professor of Psychiatry, Dir King's Centre Military Health Research, King's Coll London;Past President Royal Coll of Psychiatrists; Chelsea season ticket
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Simon Wessely 7h
I try very hard to reply to people who are reasonably polite and also are prepared to at least consider what I have to say. None of this applies here so it’s time to call it a day.
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Simon Wessely 21h
My father used to tell me what he claimed was an old Czech proverb . “when the cock crows on the dung heap the weather will change or stay the same”. Seems apposite in a number of ways
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Simon Wessely 21h
Priceless
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Trisha Greenhalgh #PeoplesVote 23h
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Simon Wessely 21h
But Kim, did your heart not sink when he walked out of the meeting because chuka umunna was there? Our future lies in the balance. And he walks out. Petulant doesn’t even begin to describe it
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Led By Donkeys Mar 23
23/03/2019 March to Leave vs March to Remain
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Brexitshambles Mar 23
Hey ......look at all those bots!!!!
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Tayyab Mar 23
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Simon Wessely 22h
Replying to @DDOOCCWWHHOO
It’s all there on my website. Everything I have published that I can still lay my hands on. Warts and all as they say. Thanks
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Simon Wessely 23h
Replying to @newhealthpsych
There was the Dutch neg fluoxetine trial, almost unique because there was no therapeutic effect and also no placebo either bothered me for years. But the key was showing that improvement wasn’t mediated by mood change. Clinically I can barely remember the last time I prescribed
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Simon Wessely 23h
Replying to @newhealthpsych
Ok fair question. Re mood-several things and I am afraid that I forget the order but antidepressants didn’t seem to help thst much, although by definition in a tertiary care centre everyone we saw had already had them, and those that had responded would never have come to see us
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Simon Wessely 23h
Replying to @TamaraHervey
She is brilliant isn’t she. And she must have done it in an hour I just saw your story about the Hungarian border guard. Lives change on such moments. Marvellous
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Simon Wessely Mar 23
Finally, and I mean finally, I am gobsmacked by the ridiculous allegation that we think CFS is malingering. People condemn Rod Liddle for "dog whistle" journalism, but that's what you have done and some of the responses confirm my point. Go for what we think, not what we don't.
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Simon Wessely Mar 23
you make strong points about the replication crisis in psychology , but why weaken it by using examples that don't make the case? PACE is a replication, not a non replication. Of course it cant be blinded - but its still a good trial. Or will you now ban all non blinded trials?
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Simon Wessely Mar 23
Perhaps in hindsight you and colleagues might have changed the last word, but I am in no position to criticise, I also could have chosen my words better over the years- but what I struggle with is why it's OK to research that in asthma, but not in CFS.
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Simon Wessely Mar 23
I have no problem with - “it is recommended that serious consideration be given to intervention studies focusing on eliciting and changing illness perceptions in asthma patients, especially in those whose self-management seems to be inadequate”
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Simon Wessely Mar 23
2/2. What i fail to grasp is what is it about showing that CBT might be effective for some that promotes stigma? I notice that we are castigated for saying that what you think about your illness can affect outcomes - and that there are helpful and less helpful ways of doing this
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Simon Wessely Mar 23
1/2 You ask me to see if you understand. I don’t think you do. Actually scratch that. I think you do, but for some reason adapt this strange contrarian pose. Changing a model as the evidence changes is no vice - if it were your journal would lose an awful lot of papers.
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Jo Maugham QC Mar 22
Replying to @UKLabour
If you apologise and delete your tweet it need never be mentioned again. Wouldn't that be a good idea?
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MJ Jennings Mar 22
Replying to @MarinaHyde
No, on balance, this makes Steve the most disastrous baker since the one who set fire to London in 1666, who I suppose we now have to picture wandering through the smouldering remains of the capital and judging that the time to switch his oven off is “imminent”.
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