“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”

Inside Science

In today’s Scotsman, the Inside Science column is by Stephen Lawrie, Professor of Psychiatry at Edinburgh University. It can be read here . As a native of Edinburgh and a … Continue reading Inside Science

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’

‘That kind of anger is a giveaway’

This passage from ‘Stories We Tell Ourselves’ by Richard Holloway reminded me of writings and research into certainty and medical decison making: