mental health

The debate between John Cromby and Vaughan Bell (‘Understandings of mental illness – mired in the past?’, January 2015) produced much consensus but three...

All knowledge is shaped by its past: psychological understandings are no exception. But ‘mired’ suggests a negative shaping, a constraining or unhelpful trajectory. I would argue that the tendency to still conceive of psychological distress as mental illness, as diseases with...

I was recently offered the opportunity to go on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind to make what I consider to be a vital point about a fundamental flaw in the way our society is campaigning against stigma in mental health. I wanted to argue that by using the headline statistic ‘1...

This at times fractious debate, held at London’s Emmanuel Centre, discussed the pros and cons of big pharma within psychiatry. Author Will Self and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, were among the panellists debating the motion ...