From ‘Pale Fire’ by Vladimir Nabokov.
This was the lesson of the week as published in the BMJ, June 2002:
In my previous post I shared an article describing Dr Ladislav Haskovec’s recognition of akathisia in 1901. Akathisia is the truly horrid condition that causes unremitting restlessness, fear, terror and … Continue reading Ten years ago
Almost two decades ago the British Journal of Psychiatry included an interesting account about Akathisia to mark the hundredth anniversary of its recognition as a very serious, dangerous and unpleasant … Continue reading Akathisia
This paper, funded, researched and written by Eli Lilly was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2000. In this paper the word “relapse” is used 64 times. The … Continue reading Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2000)
The British Journal of Psychiatry has a series called “100 words”. The above was a submission by Professor Philip J. Cowen published in 2013: 500 million years reduced to 100 … Continue reading ‘At least 500 million years of nervous system evolution’
I find that I worry about this particular “renaissance”: It is fair to say that Dr Mark Bolstridge has been a “robust” contributor to social media. He has co-authored with … Continue reading “The Psychedelic Renaissance”
A poem by Rupi Kaur: ‘The other side of the fence’ by Peter.
A recent NHS Scotland study by Professor Daniel J. Smith of the University of Glasgow was widely reported because of the “concerning findings”. This was a typical headline [the Herald]:The authors concluded that … Continue reading Open questions to Professor Daniel Smith
This study was published on the 28 February 2019 in the British Journal of Psychiatry. It is open access: Given my longstanding interest in factors influencing medical education in NHS … Continue reading “The pharmaceutical industry has successfully promoted the use of alternatives”
Language that a Trainee Editor of BJPsych and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has shared with all: “Arguing with dumb people only makes you dumber” “I can spot a wrong … Continue reading language of the mind
It was more than a decade ago that I began submitting my thoughts to medical and scientific journals. I have aged since then. As have the journals. A decade on, … Continue reading A decade ago