Schizophrenia, antipsychotics and CBT

There was a study published in The Lancet last week looking at CBT compared with treatment as usual in those not receiving antipsychotic treatment (Free to access! Good stuff Lancet). I took a look at this study on Wednesday evening but have been too busy with ethics hearings and being ill to string much together,…

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…