From the monthly archives:
In a previous post I explained that current categorisations of mental illness find it hard to predict the course of the illness. Here I move onto the conventional pharmaceutical treatments [...]
In a previous post I described how current methods of categorising mental health problems are not particularly reliable or valid. As Kendell and Jablensky (2003) point out, the lack of [...]
Over the years, Vincent van Gogh's mental illness has been classified in 30 different ways by over 150 different physicians, not just those who originally treated him. It is becoming [...]
Recently I wrote about the difficulties of evaluating mental health phone lines. Following on from this I've been taking a look at research into how the training of therapists affects [...]
An excellent balanced report in The Independent: "First, there has been no increase in schizophrenia in this country despite a massive increase in cannabis smoking. Second, there is no evidence [...]
It has been estimated that 5% of the UK population are active users of mental health helplines. Mental health helplines are close to my heart as I volunteer for one [...]
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