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Video/Addiction

Can writing an 11,000-page autobiographical thesis cure addiction?

16 minutes

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Idea/Mental Health

The divine fire of Philip K Dick’s religious visions

Kyle Arnold

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Essay/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Spiritual emergency

After decades of practising as a psychotherapist, I am convinced that our treatment of psychosis is thoroughly wrong-headed

James Carpenter

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Video/Neuroscience

Psychiatry is due for a revolution in diagnosis and treatment through brain science

4 minutes

Idea/Mental Health

Violence stalks the American Dream like a badass cowboy

Jean Kim

Idea/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

To heal trauma from childhood, relive the neglect and abuse

Pamela Garber

Essay/Medical Ethics

In praise of defiance

Labelling someone crazy and difficult is a way to resist justice and change – and psychiatrists are complicit

Carrie Arnold

Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

China’s first depression support group helps where society and state fail

11 minutes

Essay/Illness & Disease

Cracking the skull open

Most of our organs can be treated as repairable machines. Why can’t we treat mental illness by simply fixing the brain?

Joe Herbert

Essay/Mental Health

The company you keep

Hallucinated voices can be helpful life guides, muses of creativity, and powerful agents for healing the fractured self

Shruti Ravindran

Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Have mental health diagnoses lost sight of the human beings they seek to treat?

3 minutes

Video/Meaning & the Good Life

How long does it take to recover from a tragedy?

3 minutes

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Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

How does it feel to have multiple voices in your mind all the time?

11 minutes

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Video/Death

In 2009, a man arrived in an Irish town with a plan to disappear forever

19 minutes

Essay/Mental Health

Each scar is different

PTSD has come to signify the moral, social and political suffering of war. But not all suffering is a mental illness

Lynne Jones

Essay/Illness & Disease

Unravelling man

Bipolar disorder can rage through life like a hurricane. So why does the US healthcare system leave us to cope alone?

Kristin Ohlson

Essay/Health Policy & Economics

A mad world

A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it?

Joseph Pierre

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

Skittish horses and troubled kids develop trust in an unlikely sanctuary

32 minutes

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Essay/Film & Television

The reality show

Schizophrenics used to see demons and spirits. Now they talk about actors and hidden cameras – and make a lot of sense

Mike Jay

Essay/History of Ideas

Freudian slips

Verbal gaffes can profoundly challenge our sense of self, offering insight into our idiosyncrasies and desires

Jay Watts

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Essay/History

Mad, or bad?

Even in the decade of dissent, Thomas Szasz stood alone when he attacked the idea of madness from the political right

Holly Case

Essay/Mind & Body

An instant cure

The latest edition of the psychiatrists’ manual has decided that my personality disorder is not so bad after all

Adrian Furnham

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

The waterworks

Tears of sorrow, tears of joy, tears of incontinence or of ecstasy. Crying must mean something – but what?

Thomas Dixon

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

The id and the eco

Thinking about climate change makes people feel helpless and anxious – but that’s why we must talk about it openly

Rosemary Randall

Essay/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Couched in kindness

Jakucho Setouchi is a revered nun and famous novelist, yet few know how psychoanalysis shaped her spiritual life

Christopher Harding