Tag Archives: Empathy

How not to annoy your patient

Today I saw a rather old Independent article on Twitter. I’m surprised I haven’t come across it before – it’s been out there since 2010 – but now that I’ve seen it, I can’t unsee it. Entitled How not to … Continue reading

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Can robots ever replace psychiatrists?

Last week I was lucky enough to be on a panel for a Medfest event. Medfest is a medical film festival hosted at medical schools all around the country during February and March. Audiences at each event see the same … Continue reading

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Bipolar – something I am? Or something I have?

This week I’ve been reading A Lifelong Journey: staying well with manic depression/bipolar disorder (it’s quite old now as it was published in 2005, but it remains in print for anyone interested). At the book’s heart is a collection of … Continue reading

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