Last Friday I learned that the Royal College of Psychiatrists was worried that my ideas were “over-valued”. The same day the College shared its full response to the recent General … Continue reading ‘Workforce wellbeing’
Almost a year ago the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor John Crichton, phoned me in connection with a wider debate around the media … Continue reading Under-valued ideas
“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas
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
The following extracts are taken from this perspective published in the Scotsman, 11 January 2018: Pfizer has seemingly concluded that Alzheimer’s disease is far more complex than we had ever … Continue reading Paradigms, pathologies and shifts
However I find that I struggle with both aspect and ratio.
For the first time in 13 years I attended a job interview. I had feedback after my interview which indicated that the panel had felt I was “too personal” and … Continue reading An Interview
This post is about our use of language. Recently I made a film called “language is the dwelling place of being” about the poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay who … Continue reading “Pathological” language: on what basis and decided by who?
The Protocol asks: “What year is it now?” 1984 I reply. “cognitively impaired” ESTABLISHED. This dystopian, Orwellian memory-hole. The Protocol knows what’s best: do not stray from the pathway Evidentially … Continue reading The Protocol