In this fascinating interview, child psychiatrist Dr. Paul Steinhauer explains how and why healthy child development is a factor in preventing psychiatric disorders later in life. He believes that it is possible to discern traits in kindergarten children that may lead to specific psychiatric problems in adolescence and adulthood.
This brilliantly made BBC documentary tells the story of the UK’s Victorian mental institutions from their inception, through the revolution in treatment and finally ending in their closure in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Patients and medical staff paint a picture of a system that failed in many ways, particularly with respect to experimental … More A History of Britain’s Asylum System
‘Mad but Glad‘ is the name of an excellent BBC Documentary that examines the link between conditions like Tourette Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s Disease, Autism and artistic flair. The film follows Tourette’s sufferer and highly accomplished classical pianist and author, Nick van Bloss, on his quest to understand more about what drives creativity. In so doing … More Mad but Glad?
Without the support of family, friends and even work colleagues, living with bipolar disorder can be incredibly tough; I am blessed with a wonderful wife and two fantastic kids – without them, I dread to think where I would be. I know of many other bipolar suffers who are similarly blessed, and it makes all … More The Necessity of a Strong Support Network
Dr. Viktor Frankl – Holocaust Survivor, Psychiatrist and founder of ‘Logotherapy’ – makes a very cogent case for the benefits of finding meaning in and through suffering. Logotherapy contends that by re-orientating ones attitude to a particular situation, and by finding meaning in that situation, then it is possible to live a more fulfilling and … More Finding Meaning In and Through Suffering