From the yearly archives:
On Thinking Allowed today, Nils Christie, Professor of Criminology at Oslo University startled me with a simple fact. Talking about imprisonment he mentioned that, at 141 per 100,000 of population, […]
Over the past few months I have converted to all things Laurie Taylor. Well two things Laurie Taylor related anyway. The first is the excellent ‘Thinking Allowed‘ on Radio 4 […]
Most people have experienced depression for at least a short period of time, perhaps as the result of an event or confluence of events. For others, though, depression will not […]
The real-life story of ‘Nia’ who exchanged beauty for sanity: “Nia was too beautiful to be in a psychiatric ward. That’s what everyone secretly felt, including the blunt, unsentimental nurses. […]
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 […]
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