Tag Archives: Psychotherapy

The colour of madness

It’s been a very long time since I’ve blogged and this will probably be short as I’m typing it out on my phone at the bus stop. An hour ago I finished my first session of therapy in five years, … Continue reading

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Review: The Other Side of Silence by Linda Gask (plus author Q&A!)

It’s always tricky reviewing a book written by a friend, which is what I hope Linda would call me although we have only ever met online, so of course I  come to this review admitting bias. If someone asks me to … Continue reading

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The dopamine delusion: why I think there’s more to it than brain chemistry

So, a few months ago I was sitting in my psychiatrist’s office, telling him about THEM. I was crying a bit, although not as much at the urgent GP appointment two days previously. That was before I’d put my antipsychotics … Continue reading

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It’s good to talk, 2: where’s our support group?

It’s 1:45pm on a Tuesday afternoon, and I’m sitting in a West End theatre. The house lights are on, and the audience is slowly trickling in; a few people have come in pairs, but most people have, like me, come … Continue reading

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