Tag Archives: Psychosis

Guest post: Some history of bipolar disorder in the UK (part 2)

I am very pleased to introduce the second part of this wonderful guest post reflecting on how professionals understood and responded to bipolar (or manic depression) in the mid-20th century. I met many others who had this same label of … Continue reading

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Psychotic: what’s in a name?

On BBC1’s One Show Alex Jones recently aired a 2009 quote from Danny Boyle. To be a film-maker, according to Boyle, “you have to be psychotic in your desire to do something.” Around the same time, Caitlin Moran tweeted about … Continue reading

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The mad, mad, mad, mad world of politics. Except… it’s not.

On Friday and Saturday there was a lot of derision and scorn in my Twitter feed regarding the Prime Minister’s statement that, “just as our language and culture is steeped in the Bible, so too is our politics.” A huge … Continue reading

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