Dr P Ken Gillman: I am/was a practising clinical psychiatrist (age 55, semi-retired) in Queensland, Australia, with a special interest in clinical neuropharmacology and psychopharmacology. I have published extensively over a period of 25 years (see 'Publications' at www.psychotropical.com and am an internationally acknowledged authority on serotonin toxicity (ST) aka serotonin syndrome (SS) with many publications in that field, and related subjects like neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), drug-drug interactions, drug side effects. The serotonin toxicity information on my site is as up to date and accurate as any available anywhere. 'Psychopharmacology Update Notes' at www.psychotropical.com is a non-profit educational resource for both doctors and patients. It (and me) is totally independent of pharmaceutical companies. Good science means being non-partisan, many academics have been subverted by pharmaceutical companies. Good science also requires independant replication of results- remember cold fusion? This is rarely done in psychiatry, which is why a healthy degree of scepticism is mandatory. Most of the dogmas in psychiatry do not stand up to critical scientific appraisal.
I am a neophyte Wiki person and a bit baffled by the system. I hope to contribute to the notes on serotonin toxicity and psychopharmacology generally. Some of them appear to be by persons of uncertain credentials and it is hard to weigh the value of information if there is uncertainty concerning its origin. Quite a few have significant amounts of serious misinformation and quote third hand sources. Please, if you wish to discuss points, be open about where you are coming from, and your field and knowledge base, otherwise it is harder to know what to cover/explain, or how. Ken Gillman 00:04, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
- Please note that most of the time I am using speech to text software because I have a Medical Disability, phonetic errors will inevitably creep in. For instance phonetic often comes out as frenetic. So when you read my contributions think phonetically.