Networks and Mental Health

I began thinking about this post whilst I was reading Mary Midgley’s Wickedness (Midgley, 1984). Here, in a chapter considering Freud’s proposition of the “death wish” (Thantos) as a core behavioural motivation she discusses the medical model, and its imposed limitations on Freud’s thinking. “It is striking how subtly at this point the medical model…

Outcome measures in psychiatric clinical trials

I was going to write another post relating to perceptions of identity in mental disorder this week but then this Lancet paper was published today (Tyrer P et al. The Lancet 2013) It presents the results of a study assessing the impact of cognitive behavioural therapy, focussed on health anxiety (CBT-HA) on health anxiety scores…

Identity and Disorder

I thought I would try to write a blog. I have been in my PhD placement for just over one month now and before I started I read a series of articles, #PhDchat etc, suggesting that a blog was a useful way to maintain focus.  So the purpose of this is primarily for me to…