Polarization

The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization

Stigma and psychiatry: Window Tax

Peter J. Gordon, (2012),”Window tax“, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 16 Iss: 4 pp. 181 – 187 Purpose of paper: The purpose of this paper is to discuss concerns that, … Continue reading Stigma and psychiatry: Window Tax

Me, the heartsink patient

This is line from ‘A Handful of Dust’ by Evelyn Waugh: On reading this sentence my mind returned to recent correspondence that I had with Professor Sir Simon Wessely on … Continue reading Me, the heartsink patient

“Pill Shaming”

I have worked as an NHS psychiatrist for quarter of a century and when I prescribe medications I try to do so as carefully and appropriately as I can. In … Continue reading “Pill Shaming”