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Tuesday, 22, September, 2020

Tag: psychiatry

The Devil’s Pulpit: A Reflection On False Authority, Past And Present

Why do we keep treating 'mental health problems' like diagnosable medical conditions instead of the complex existential phenomena they obviously are? Why do we submit to the false authority and doctrinal absurdities of hubristic 'mind doctors', when a holistic, humane, preventative perspective is clearly required?

Values Matter in the Digital Space as in Everyday Life

Values matter as much in the digital space as in everyday life. Despite the recent update by the Royal College of Psychiatrists of its professional values, it is disappointing that an opportunity has been missed to hold to account its own members for their behaviour on social media platforms.

Unconventional Views About Mental Health

Every year thousands of medical students go through and we explain to them the risks associated with certain drugs. Why is it now when I am saying that maybe my colleagues are underestimating those risks, I’ve been pulled up with complaints?

It’s Time to Change the Way We Make Sense of Human...

What follows is a doctor-patient interaction that I hope will become more commonplace across psychiatric outpatient clinics.

Peter Kinderman – Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health...

An interview with Professor Peter Kinderman about his new book, A Manifesto for Mental Health, Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health Care, in which he proposes a rejection of invalid diagnostic labels, practical help rather than medication, and a recognition that distress is usually an understandable human response to life's challenges.