Following my post of yesterday in which I shared concerns that have been expressed in relation to professional conduct on social media by some members of the Royal College of … Continue reading “Immoral Police”
Yesterday, Dr Paul Morrison, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacology researcher, tweeted this: “Three cheers to Dr Samei Huda for standing up to aggressive, right-wing anti-psychiatrists, despite complaints, harassment and intimidation.” This … Continue reading “Hats off, Young Sir”
I have just read ‘The Wall’ – a novel by John Lanchester. As a warning of a dystopian future it is most unsettling.
Institutional power Individual power Soft power Behind-closed-doors power Double truth power Corporate power Ultimate power Is it all just power?
where you may find 1984 and psychiatry.
It was interesting to read Professor Pies considerations on “Antipsychiatry” and his linkage of this with the “chemical imbalance trope” [Psychiatric Times, 2nd August 2019] Like Professor Pies I am … Continue reading ‘The mutability of the past’
George Orwell: thoughts and feelings of today [currently 2019]
This is an important essay. It was written in 2013 by Dr Iona Heath. In her essay, Dr Heath offers considerations on George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four” in relation to current … Continue reading “When good intentions meet vested interests”
. . . decades before 1984
A quotation from Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell: