Tag Archives: psychiatry

Post Of The Week – Saturday 6th September, 2014

A day or two late. It has been a busy week ….. 1) Ashya King I’ve been following the story this week, mostly because the hospital from which he was taken by his parents, Southampton General, is the hospital in which I was born. It has, however, been interesting from  a Psychology point of view […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 23rd January 2014

1) Treating Depression Via Video Games Traditionally, the problem with people getting treatment for depression was seen to be that people would not go to their doctor to discuss their mental health. Increasingly, the stigma of mental health is diminishing and people are prepared to talk about their issue. The next battle is to get […]

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 […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th September

1) Is psychotherapy for depression any better than a sugar pill? The text books for our course all refer to studies which show that therapies for depression work. The standard line is that people receiving either biological or psychological therapies do better than people without therapy. Another standard claim is that people combining psychological therapies and […]