On Strange and Norrell and Madness

Jonathan Strange and Mr. 7 part mini-series. Fun show set circa 1800 England, where magic was taken away 300 years before. Two rival magicians manage to bring it back. (I think the ending left the door open for a sequel.

Emotionally unstable personality disorder: balance, understanding and acceptance.

Freudian Script looks at emotionally unstable personality, common stigma problems, portrayals in fiction, and how writers can consider the condition.

Drugs are a big problem for gang members but they aren’t the whole story.  Gang members have much higher rates of mental illness than both violent and non-violent men. High rates of psychosis and anxiety are reported in gang populations.

Drugs are a big problem for gang members but they aren’t the whole story. Gang members have much higher rates of mental illness than both violent and non-violent men. High rates of psychosis and anxiety are reported in gang populations.

After the revelation that Robin Williams suffered with bipolar affective disorder, a rush of articles about creatives and mental health problems sprung up all over the shop. Last week – not for the first time – a young man sat in an assessment with me and said he didn’t want medication to take away his “creativity”.  So, now seemed like a good time to talk about what bipolar affective disorder is and what it isn’t, and how Hollywood and the media often get it wrong.

Freudian Script talks about what bipolar affective disorder is and what it isn't, and how Hollywood and the media often get it wrong.

“I’m going to see a shrink for therapy” – what does that actually mean? Who are you going to see and for what? What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a therapist? Who would win in a Psychiatrist v Therapist fight?  Freudian Script is going to demystify the difference between a psychiatrist v therapist and what exactly folks mean by “therapy”.

Freudian Script demystifies the difference between a psychiatrist v therapist and what exactly folks mean by "therapy".

Crime fiction is entertainment. Writers’ primary goal is to entertain. But what is the impact of the written word on the most vulnerable people in society? Does crime fiction contribute to mental health stigma?

~Mental Health and Mental Illness: are often used as descriptor words for aspects of every day life.

Imagine, for a moment, that you woke up this morning and thought the NSA were spying on you – not a difficult leap. Your phone has been bugged, your laptop monitored, and the car parked across the street has two of their spies. You confide in your best friend, but instead of helping you escape, he takes you to a hospital.

Agoraphobia is a complication of panic attacks and panic disorder that greatly affects the person`s life patterns. Fortunately, there are therapies and strategies that can help overcome this conditions.

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