Troubling Mental Health Nurse Education
I’ve been teaching mental health nurses in England for two decades. Over the years I’ve developed several inter-connected gripes about mental health nurse education and, by extension, mental health nursing more generally. Sadly, I see no reason to believe that this state of affairs will change dramatically in my lifetime.
The Power Threat Meaning Framework
An interview with Dr Lucy Johnstone about the new Power Threat Meaning Framework, an ambitious attempt to outline a conceptual alternative to psychiatric diagnosis.
‘Obsessive Categorization Of Mental Conditions’
As part of their ongoing mission to keep their classifications updated with the most recent available findings, the American Psychiatric Association announced Thursday the supplemental addition of “Obsessive Categorization of Mental Conditions” to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders.
Breaking Down is Waking Up
An interview with Dr Russell Razzaque, consultant psychiatrist and associate medical director in east London who, together with colleagues, is leading a pioneering multi-centre Open Dialogue pilot in the UK National Health Service.
Addressing the Divide Between the Arts and Medical Sciences
An interview with psychiatrist Dr Peter Gordon who describes himself as a gardener with an interest in medicine.