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Thursday, 02, February, 2023

Why therapy and writing are similar struggles

When people speak about not being able to write, they use the term ‘writer’s block’. This makes me think of roadworks, of a low,...

My experience of being subjected to ECT illegally without consent

I was 65 and had never been ill in my adult life apart from colds, but in the autumn of 2021, I was given...
ADHD

‘ADHD’ is a description of behaviour. But it’s falsely presented as a disease –...

In a new article in Frontiers in Psychiatry, researchers explain the four strategies used to erroneously conflate the construct of 'ADHD' with a medical disease. According...
hit by stuff

‘I just keep getting hit by stuff’

A man sat across from me in a small room in Dundee House. A few crumpled letters were spread out on a table between...
electroconvulsive therapy

A survivor harmed by ECT challenges a psychiatrist who promotes it

In this blog, an anonymous survivor of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) reflects on a recent presentation by a psychiatrist who defends its use. Living with...