Book Review: In My Room – The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist.

Prof. Jim Lucey, Medical Director at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, has more than twenty five years’ experience in his field of specialisation. Lucey has used this experience to pen a thoughtful and compassionate look at the varied experience of some of the patients he has … More Book Review: In My Room – The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist.

Religious Fundamentalism: A ‘Mental Illness’ To Be Cured?

According to http://www.rawstory.com, Oxford Neuroscientist Kathleen Taylor made a very thought-provoking comment recently during a talk at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales.  When asked what positive developments she anticipated in neuroscience in the next 60 years, rawstory states the following: ‘“One of the surprises may be to see people with certain beliefs as people … More Religious Fundamentalism: A ‘Mental Illness’ To Be Cured?

Vikram Patel On Democratizing Mental Health Care

Vikram Patel MSc MRCPsych PhD FMedSci is Professor of International Mental Health & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In his recent TED talk, Patel presents the shocking statistic that nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide.  In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, … More Vikram Patel On Democratizing Mental Health Care

Flight From Darkness…A Bipolar Journey

‘Flight from Darkness‘ is an excellent documentary on bipolar disorder.  Charting the Canadian mathematician Percy Paul’s battles with the debilitating symptoms of bipolar disorder, the film-maker presents an intelligent, well-balanced and informative overview of the course of one man’s illness. The protagonist in the film is a very bright, articulate, well-educated and compassionate character.  He … More Flight From Darkness…A Bipolar Journey