The Amazing World of Psychiatry blog is a celebration of psychiatry and the benefits it brings to people and society.
Initially there was a loose structure to the blog with a rotating 7 day schedule
1. Review of a biological paper in psychiatry
2. Review of a psychological paper in psychiatry
3. Review of a sociological paper in psychiatry
4. Weekly review of a book in psychiatry or related areas
5. Review of a psychiatry related blog
6. Weekly review of news (including any relevant blog updates)
7. Weekly review of psychiatry related podcasts
However this has changed to another format. The main invariant feature of the blog is the News section which has been on a Sunday. Nowadays the format is usually a review of a video related to mental health on a Saturday and through the week posts on developing a model of the Insular Cortex, the philosophy of neuroscience, perception, open science and awareness.
The blog is geared to those with an interest in psychiatry, be that psychiatrists, allied health professionals or people who are simply interested to find out more about psychiatry. I will be experimenting with accessibility so there may be some subtle changes in presentation. Sometimes I might get a little bit carried away with anthropology! If you have any thoughts about how the blog might be improved, please do leave comments.
Conflict of Interest Declaration (13.10.08)
I have received a one-off paid speaker fee for a talk on an antidepressant in 2006 but none subsequently. I have previously attended pharmaceutical-sponsored talks with meals. This should not however bias my writing on this blog.
I have been training in EMDR and may be biased in selecting papers in this area (including those on dissociation).
I work for North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust but all views here are my own and do not represent the views of the Trust.
I am also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and do work within the College but again all views here are my own and do not represent the views of the College.
I am also on the Editorial board of ‘The Psychiatrist’ but all views here are my own and do not represent ‘The Psychiatrist’. While I might promote articles from ‘The Psychiatrist’ on this and related sites this does not represent my official work with the journal.