I live with a psychiatric diagnosis that was never all me. ‘Scientific talk’ is everywhere! I am Peter.
In this Twitter thread Professor Allen Frances shares “Good News”.
This is neither fact nor expert advice: I am an artist, poet, and all that may be in-between. This is neither fact nor expert advice: Specialisms are making nonsense of … Continue reading I mistook myself for a scientific label
In 1930 Evelyn Waugh published a travel book that he called “Labels”: Twenty years later Evelyn Waugh had a three week period of psychosis and hallucinations which today might have … Continue reading l a b e l s
To go boldly: one example of this is the categorisation of mental disorders. As a discipline it split the infinitive. It has recently been suggested that psychiatric diagnoses should be “written … Continue reading To go boldly (or to boldly go)
In my reading I collect ideas as “marginalia“. What follows are the words of others, including: Richard Holloway, Anne Tyler, Will Self, Tomas Tranströmer, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Julian Barnes, … Continue reading But all the biosciences yield to biofiction
One of the current clinical definitions of “flight of ideas” is: “a rapid flow of thought, manifested by accelerated speech with abrupt changes from topic to topic: a symptom of some … Continue reading ‘Flight of Ideas’
By Dr Peter J. Gordon January 2011 What follows starts out from a car park, an almost empty psychiatric hospital car park at that! Why should you be interested? Well … Continue reading Cell Mates
Royal Cornhill Hospital has had a number of names. Almost a “disorder” of names. ‘The Bin’ from omphalos