My chat with 2SER regarding a novel study in the UK which altered mechanisms of deep brain stimulation to prodigious results. It is worth noting, as the podcast details, that the vast majority of OCD responds to psychological therapies and/or/with
Ageism refers to discrimination against older persons. It may not appear apparent that this could, let alone should, happen in healthcare systems, but it regrettably does. This narrative review outlines 15 studies that looked at attitudes to ageing amongst nurses,
Is it possible to put on a community engagement conference, provided free of charge to the public, involving major speakers from leading stakeholders in the ageing industry, in less than a month? That was the question put to the Faculty
A group of smirking teenagers stand in front of an old man. The teens wear red Make America Great hats, which have expanded in their original role beyond merely describing Trump republican nomination supporters. The old man in front of
The evidence for all things Christmas and Mental Health related – Holiday blues, Santa Claus, Decorations, and the meaning of life.
Why do so many Christmas classics deal with transformation of the self? https://www.smh.com.au/national/at-christmas-embrace-your-year-s-failures-it-s-therapeutic-20181217-p50mq0.html
The role of the father – personality development is most dependent on one’s relationship with your parents, in particular the father.
The challenge of ageing – a story of an 85 year old man who put himself up for adoption, six months before he died.
(This post includes material published in MindCafe.) Videogames and mental health. In psychiatry there are certain cultures that may pass us by, that nevertheless are of significant impact to our profession, and vice versa. One of these is
How does mental health feel about the secularisation of Christmas? http://www.smh.com.au/comment/where-is-eternity-on-the-streets-of-sydney-20171205-gzyunj.html