Ethics as a source of tension?

I’ve been thinking about a blog post on Spirituality for a while now; but I’ve also been getting absolutely swamped with work – so I thought I would just go for a briefer and likely less rambling post in the interim. The last post I wrote was about a conference I attended on the possibility…

2014 – Reflections on Blog writing in the past year

I received a nice summary of my blog writing from WordPress which I’ve published on the blog as well – but I thought I would take the opportunity to have a think about this blog over the past year. I’ve been reading other blogs than my own which have emphasised the importance of practicing writing to convey…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Reflections on… Diagnosis

There was a report this week from the British Psychological Association Division of Clinical Psychology entitled Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia. I think it’s fair to say that some responses to this report have shown that old battle lines and divisions still run deep within the mental health professions. I want to add my own thoughts…

Should we be “Carving Bipolarity with a Lithium sword”?

There was an editorial in the British Journal of Psychiatry this month entitled – Carving Bipolarity with a Lithium Sword. This piece is written by some extremely eminent psychiatric researchers. In the article the authors claim that the diagnostic classification of mood disorders is severely limited and in need of reform. I would personally agree…