“Perceived”

Presented with uncertain symptoms the doctor, a diligent scientist, checked every bit of data that had ever been established: evidence-based and randomised controlled. This empathic doctor [a natural worrier] re-checked … Continue reading “Perceived”

Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

In my subjective opinion, one of the most important articles written in the Journal of my College, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was written by a colleague of mine who … Continue reading Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

‘The reality of editing’

Extracts from the Scotsman review of ‘A swim in a pond  in the rain’ by George Saunders: This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was … Continue reading ‘The reality of editing’

‘Miss Ironside is specialising in life’

From ‘The Quarry Wood’ by Nan Shepherd