Tag Archives: Bedlam

Post Of The Week – Sunday December 18th 2016

1) Depression And Cardiac Arrest This article explains how depression following a heart attack is treated. There’s a bias towards giving people drugs for this, in part because they are already receiving drugs for  their heart condition and in part because in Canada, as in many other countries, access to a psychiatrist who prescribes the tablets […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 26th June, 2014

1) A Few Things About Depression When we look at CBT both in relation to depression but also in other areas, we look at the idea that CBT works better for some people than for others. It is therefore difficult to make a claim about the effectiveness of CBT: so much depends on the suitability […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 21st November

1) Eye Witness Testimony – The Innocence Project When we looked at the importance of Elizabeth Loftus’ research, we mentioned its application to cases of misidentification of criminals. The Innocence Project in the United States campaigns to exonerate prisoners who have been wrongly convicted of crimes. This exoneration often involves DNA evidence. I used to […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 14th November

1) Bedlam Again The third episode of the series is on Channel 4 tonight. I’ve blogged below a link and some thoughts about the first two shows. Here’s an interesting piece reviewing the first couple of episodes. http://fightingmonsters.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/bedlam-do-we-need-stories-to-understand/ I’ve got some sympathy for the main point of the article, that the programme focuses on telling […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 7th November

1) Bedlam Part 2 I’m posting this shortly after the second episode of Channel 4’s Bedlam series (see previous posts). One sequence of this week’s programme was quite upsetting but the overall effect of the programme was powerful and thought-provoking. If you start watching it, stick with it until the end. Here’s the link again. […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 2nd November

A couple of days late – half term holidays. Sorry. 1) Bedlam Here’s the link to the Channel 4 series taking a look inside the South London and Maudsley hospital. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/bedlam I watched the first episode on 4OD catch up and would recommend the programmes. As with the programmes in the BBC season earlier in […]