I’ve been checking out the Shrink Rap blog which I would highly recommend. The blog is written by three psychiatrists who write under the names Dinah, Clinkshrink and Roy. The blogs vary from serious topics in psychiatry topics through to light-hearted articles on a variety of psychiatry topics (although occasionally there are posts about other things such as the new iPhone!). The Shrink Rap crew have even set up their own podcasts. Their prolific efforts can be easily judged when you see that they have already passed their 800th post! Some of the more interesting posts include Darth Vader having Borderline Personality Disorder, the science of solitary confinement, ‘walk like a psychiatrist’ and ‘if your doctor is an alien’. A post on ‘why we blog’ was thought provoking and reasons included the feedback from people including patients, reaching out to the public and also looking at journals and other educational resources in a new light. Like many bloggers, I like the ease of self-expression. Part of the fun of blogging is self-discovery. Not seeing the visitors to the site is a bit of a strange experience – not knowing if people are interested in what i’m writing (but hoping!). However, the greatest reason is the privilege of being able to write about this amazing subject – psychiatry.
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