My last 3 posts (see here, here and here) were about laying out a basic understanding of mental illness. I'll be taking on some of the more common mental disorders, beginning with one of the commonest and under-recognised: depression. Don't say that later will be better Now you're stuck in a moment And you can't …
I've tried to explain what mental illness is not. Now let's talk about what it is, and why we can't diagnose Fela or Denrele with it.
We often speak of mental illness as though it was one single condition, when it's really so much more... Part 2 in the series on Understanding Mental Illness.
The first in a series of posts that take a first look at what mental illness really is. And isn't.
Obama’s speech was still very valuable because it represents a government’s official position on the issue, and that is a really big deal.
"If you were concerned about your personal safety, whom would you rather sit next to on the bus: someone with schizophrenia who sometimes hears voices or a football fan whose team just lost the championship?" See the rest of this thoughtful post by John Monahan.
I was recently in a car with a couple of friends (they were actually a couple!) and the husband suddenly started laughing. His wife asked him what was funny and turning to me, he pointed out the window and said, laughter still in his voice: "Isn’t that one of your patients?" I looked in the …