I have prepared an index of the site. There are still a few articles that need to be included and the index will be updated periodically.

Medical Article Reviews

Aging and Synaptic Plasticity

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors for Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Combined with Cerebrovascular Disease

Effects of Rofecoxib or Naproxen vs Placebo on Alzheimer Disease Progression

How Do You Feel – Now? The Anterior Insula and Human Awareness

MRI measures of Temporoparietal Atrophy During Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease. Study examining factors that predict conversion from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease.

How do you feel? Craig expands upon his model of interoception.

Clinical Prediction of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease. Study looking at factors that may influence progression from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Enigma of the Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor. A look at the mysterious peripheral benzodiazepine receptor.

MR Visualisation of the Insula. Characterising the anatomical boundaries of the Insular Cortex using an MRI study.

A case of neurogenic T-Wave inversion. Case study of a person who develops an infarct in the Insular Cortex and who also develops T-wave inversion.

Interoception and the Insular Cortex. A Craig paper developing his model of interoception.

The Relationship of Blood Pressure to Subcortical Lesions. Examination of relationship between BP and subcortical lesions in healthy elderly.

Insular Cortex Infarction in Middle Cerebral Artery Territory Stroke. Study examining relationship between insular cortex infarc and cardiovascular function.

Striatal Glutamate Levels and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly. Relation of striatal glutamate levels to cognitive decline.

Serotonin and Depression. Cowen’s model of serotonin and depression.

Crow on Psychosis revisited. Crow on psychosis. I reclassified this as a medical article.

Donepezil and Psychosocial Approaches in Dementia. Brief paper looking at Donepezil and/or psychosocial approaches in dementia.

Containdicated Medication in a Memory Disorder Clinic. Study looking at innappropriate medication in the elderly.

Effect of Dimebon on Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. Well publicised paper looking at Dimebon in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Medication Treatment of Residual Depression Symptoms. Paper looking at the benefits of treatment of residual symptoms in depression.

Mirtazapine for Generalised Anxiety. Study looking at Mirtazapine in the treatment of generalised anxiety.

Computer-assisted medication prescribing in the elderly. Study looking at the effects of computer aided prescribing in the elderly.

A Roadmap for Preventing Dementia. Leon Thal symposium on strategies for preventing dementia.

Crow on genes in schizophrenia. Crow’s summary of his theory of language development in relation to psychosis.

Pulsed Clomipramine Infusion in Depression. Study looking at IV and oral administration of Clomipramine in Depression.

Maintaining People on Antidepressants. Finnish study looking at factors influencing concordance with antidepressants.

Monitoring Kidney Function with Lithium. Paper on monitoring kidney function in people taking Lithium.

115 and a Sharp Cookie. Case study of a 115 year old lady and also a review of neuropathological process in Alzheimer’s Disease.

GABA Receptors in Anxiety. Imaging study looking at GABA receptor occupancy in people with panic disorder.

The Benefits of Exercise. Exercise in people with and without dementia.

Voodoo Correlations in Social Neuroscience was reviewed here and has taken on a life of its own.

Event-related potentials in the assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment was reviewed here.

APOE status and Association to Learning was reviewed here.

Intranasal Administration of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors was reviewed here.

Review of Neurobiological Mechanisms in Major Depressive Disorder here

Review of Anosmia in Lewy Body Dementia here

Review of Frequent Amyloid Deposition Without Significant Cognitive Impairment Among the Elderly here

Review of Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of 12 New-Generation Antidepressants here

Review of The Seattle Protocols: Exercise Interventions for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment here

No More Voodoo Correlations

Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease: Recent Advances

Subcortical Vascular Ischaemic Dementia

Metabolic Syndrome and Risk for Vascular Dementia

Medical Progress – Treatable Dementias

Correlations in Social Neuroscience Aren’t Voodoo

Correlations and Multiple Comparisons in Functional Imaging – A Statistical Perspective

Big Correlations in Little Studies

Discussion of Puzzlingly High Correlations in fMRI Studies of Emotion, Personality and Social Cognition

The Paper Formerly Known as ‘Voodoo Correlations in Social Neuroscience’

Recent Developments in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics

Response to ‘Voodoo Correlations in Social Neuroscience’

SPECT, MRI and Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

Psychology/Psychotherapy Articles

Predictors of Driving Cessation in Mild-To-Moderate Dementia. Study looking at predictive factors for driving cessation in people with dementia.

Anxiety in Dementia: A Critical Review. Critical review of the occurrence of and assessment of anxiety disorders in dementia.

Whatever happened to Little Albert. Interpretation of a review of an unethical study.

20 Years Experience of the Impact of Events Scale. Review of 20 years experience of this popular scale.

The Subjective Experience of Pain. Imaging study looking at subjective experience of pain.

Phenomenology of Delirium. Study looking at phenomenological features of delirium.

The Impact of Events Scale. 1979 paper outlining the construction of the Impact of Events Scale.

Pathobiology of Visceral Pain. Review article looking at the neural representation of visceral pain.

The Insular Cortex and Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Paper looking at evidence for involvement of Insular Cortex in Neuropsychiatric Disorders.

The Implications of Bereavement Theory for Art Therapy. A paper which translates theoretical models with practical interpretations.

Recovery in Schizophrenia. Examination of the concept of recovery in schizophrenia.

Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia. Paper comparing and contrasting dissociation and psychosis.

Should Antisocial Behaviour Play a Role in Defining Psychopathy? Analysis of the construct of psychopathy.

Comparison of Cognitive Profiles in Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Findings from a comparison study.

Social Cognition in Schizophrenia. Outline of models of social cognition in schizophrenia.

A Meta-analysis of Couples Therapy. Examination of evidence for couples therapy in depression.

Humanistic and Integrative Therapies. Overview of the humanistic/integrative therapies.

The relevance of Freud to Modern Psychiatry. Brief overview of relevance of Freud in modern psychiatry.

A Meta-analysis of Relaxation Training. Meta-analysis of relaxation training.

Nature and Technology in Harmony. A paper looking at approaches to antipsychotic related weight gain including exercise.

CBT and Structured Care for Medically Unexplained Symptoms. A study looking at approaches to Medically Unexplained Symptoms.

Can we predict coping abilities in schizophrenia. Review of a study looking at executive functioning in predicting coping ability in people with schizophrenia.

Spatial navigation deficit in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment was reviewed here.

Frequency and course of Mild Cognitive Impairment in a Multiethnic Community was reviewed here.

Mild Cognitive Impairment: Cognitive Screening or Neuropsychological Assessment was reviewed here.

Anosognosia for Amnesia

Conceptualisation and Measurement of the Therapeutic Alliance

Cognitive Vulnerabilities to the Development of PTSD: A Review of Four Vulnerabilities and the Proposal for an Integrative Vulnerability Model

Medial Prefrontal Cortex Plays A Critical and Selective Role in ‘Feeling of Knowing’ Meta-Memory Judgements

Review of Winnicott on Appetite and Emotional Disorder here

Review of Winnicott on Ocular Psychoneuroses of Childhood here

Review of Winnicott on Reparation in Respect of Mother’s Organised Defence Against Depression here

Review of Winnicott on the Mind and its Relation to the Psyche-Soma here

Review of Winnicott on Anxiety Associated with Insecurity here

Winnicott on Withdrawal and Regression

Winnicott on Primary Maternal Preoccupation

Winnicott on Anxiety. Paper by Winnicott on anxiety.

Winnicott on fidgetiness was reviewed here.

Is Schizoaffective Disorder a Distinct Categorical Diagnosis?

Psychiatric Disturbances in CADASIL

Cognitive Decline in CADASIL

Dissociable Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropsychological Impairment in SLE: A Comparison with Multiple Sclerosis

Symptom Tolerance in Paediatrics

A Case Managed at Home

Clinical Varieties of Transference

Psychopathology in Verified Huntington’s Disease Gene Carriers

Impact of Frontal Systems Behavioural Functioning in Dementia on Caregiver Burden

Cognitive Impairment after Small Vessel Disease Associated Stroke

Familial Psychiatric Presentation of Huntington’s Disease

Social Psychiatry Articles

Mental Capacity Act 2005. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Department of Health Consultation Document on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Medicines Management: Everybody’s Business. Department of Health document by service users on medication issues.

DOH Guidance on cCBT. Department of Health document on use of computerised CBT.

ECT Survey in England – January-March 2002. Survey of ECT practice in the UK.

Best Practice in Managing Risk. Department of Health document on managing risk.

Action on Stigma. Department of Health’s campaign against mental health discrimination in the workplace.

Global Mental Health Series – Commentaries. Global Mental Health Series.

Barriers to Development of Services. Global Mental Health Series.

Mental Health Systems in Countries. Global Mental Health Series.

Treatment and Prevention in Low and Middle Income Countries. Global Mental Health Series.

Scarcity, inefficiency and inequity. Global Mental Health Series.

No Health without Mental Health. Lancet Global Mental Health Series.

Religious Education, Midlife Observance and Dementia. Longitudinal study looking at religious education and lifestyle interactions with dementia.

Factors influencing children being taken into care. A large Swedish registry study looking at factors influencing children being taken into care.

Unemployment, social isolation and psychosis. Study looking at the interaction between unemployment, social isolation and psychosis.

Modelling Disease Frequency in Schizophrenia Epidemiology. Paper looking at building mathematical models for use in epidemiology of schizophrenia.

The Growth of PTSD in Anxiety Research. Study looking at the number of research articles published in this area over time.

Exposure to ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland influences the presentation of Schizophrenia. Paper looking at the interaction between traumatic exposure and presentation of schizophrenia.

Prevalence of Schizophrenia in China. Large epidemiological study in China.

Developing Mental Health Services in Nigeria. Paper about developing mental health services in Nigeria.

Community Treatment Orders. Review of a debate about Community Treatment Orders.

The Influence of Culture on Psychiatry in China. This post looks at a paper on prevalence of depression in China.

Demoralisation Syndrome. Review of a study examining the construct of a demoralisation syndrome.

Breaking Down Barriers was reviewed here.

Making the CPA work for you was reviewed here.

Choosing Health: Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Severe Mental Illness was reviewed here.

Mental Health Taskforce: An Introduction was reviewed here.

Transforming the Quality of Dementia Care: Consultation on a National Dementia Strategy

Capabilities for Inclusive Practice

Vocational Services for People with Severe Mental Health Problems

A History of Human Brain Mapping

‘It’s Good To Blog’ – Nature

The Journey to Recovery – The Government’s Vision for Mental Health Care here

National Service Framework for Mental Health here

Mental Health Ten Years On: Progress on Mental Health Care Reform here

Commissioning and Access to Psychological Therapies here

NIMHE – Establishing the Mental Health Research Network

Mental Health Perspectives from the Carribean Diaspora

Mental Health Review Tribunal Report

Comparability of the Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for Vascular Dementia

Web 2.0 Tools in Medical and Nursing School Curricula

Consultation Response and Analysis. National Dementia Strategy

Topic Selection Process for Technology Appraisals. A Consultation Document

Developing Services for Carers and Families of People with Mental Illness

The Decline and Resurgence of Vascular Dementia

Using the Internet for Health Related Activities

Mental Health Advocates Supplementary Guide

Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0: Tensions and Controversies

Software Support for Huntington’s Disease

Podcast Reviews

Shrink Rap Radio #1 was reviewed here.

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #3

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #4

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #5

John Betts on Jungian Analytical Psychology #6

John Betts on Jungian Analytical Psychology #7

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #8

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #9

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #10

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #11

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #12

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #13 – Jung on Typology

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #14

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Pyschology #15

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #16

John Betts on Jungian Analytic Psychology #17

Review of Science Podcasts

Review of Nature Podcasts

Review of Feb/March 2009 Nature Podcasts here

Podcast Review: The Diamond Light Source Synchrotron here

Podcast Review: Lancet Podcasts Reviewed here

Review of American Journal of Psychiatry Podcast

A look at Vascular Dementia on YouTube

Some Nature Podcasts in April and May 2009

Statistics on YouTube

Books Reviewed


Albert Ellis. A biography of the founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy with many fascinating insights into his life and works.

Hyper-chondriac. A funny book about a man who suffers with a lot of illnesses as he journeys through the mainstream and alternative healthcare


The Ancestor’s Tale by Dawkins was reviewed here.

Mean Genes

Review of Your Inner Fish here

General Psychiatry

Bipolar Illness. Reference work on Bipolar Illness by Kay Reyfield Jamison and Frederick Goodwin.

Humanizing Madness. Dr Niall McLaren’s biocognitive model is arrived at through a detailed philosophical analysis of how the brain and mind can be reconciled which incorporates many domains of knowledge.

Mental Health and Religion. A reflective look at the intersection between mental health and religion covering a number of interesting and thought provoking areas.


Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy


Interpreting CT Head Scans. An introduction to reading CT head scans.

Electrocardiography. An introductory text on ECG’s.

Pocket Atlas of Normal CT Anatomy of the Head and Brain was reviewed here.

Pocket Atlas of Cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging here.

Understanding MRI


Brain Architecture

Descartes Error by Damasio was reviewed here.

The Executive Brain

Neural Networks. An introduction to Neural Networks which have many applications in medicine as well as providing theoretical explanations of brain function.

Phantoms in the Brain

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton was reviewed here.


McAlpine’s Multiple Sclerosis. Third Edition

Molecules of Emotion

Review of The Man Who Forgot How to Read here

Review of Vintage Sacks here

Seeing Voices

Stroke. Epidemiology, evidence and clinical practice

Old Age Psychiatry

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry. A detailed and broad ranging book on Old Age Psychiatry bringing together a number of experts from different fields.

The Dementias: Crossroads between Neurology and Psychiatry. An exploration of how research and clinical practice cross over.

The Old Age Psychiatry Handbook. A textbook of Old Age Psychiatry which covers a broad range of issues and incorporates UK national guidelines as well as diagnostic criteria.

Subcortical Vascular Dementia


The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines. 9th Edition. An essential pharmacotherapy text for the practising psychiatrist.

Handbook of Psychopharmacology. A Life-span Approach. A pocketbook of USA approved psychotropic medications with some useful details about each.


Introducing Evolutionary Psychology. A basic introduction to the field of evolutionary psychology with lots of diagrams to engage the reader.

Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology. An introduction to Adlerian Psychology.

Review of 50 Psychology Classics here


Dynamic Psychotherapy Explained

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. Shapiro’s now classic text on EMDR and required reading for EMDR practitioners.

Introducing Freud. An engaging introduction to Freud and his works.

Jung: A Very Short Introduction. An enjoyable introduction to Jung and his works.

Online Therapy. A Therapist’s Guide to Expanding Your Practice. A guide to setting up an online therapy practice.

Overcoming Anxiety: A Five Areas Approach.  A guided self-help book for treating anxiety disorders using the five areas approach.

Perspectives on the Henderson Hospital. A collection of academic articles about different aspects of the therapeutic community at the Henderson Hospital.

The Art of Being

The Interpretation of Dreams

The Future of An Illusion

Waking Dreams


Stigma. Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Goffman’s classic text on Stigma.

Blog Reviews

Anthropology Blogs

The Primatology Blog

Somatosphere. Science, medicine and Anthropology. Looking at medicine and science from an anthropological perspective (Blog link here).

Art Therapy Blogs

Sara Roizen. Fine art muralist. A creative blog by artist Sara Roizen who is training to become an art therapist (Blog link here).

Blogs looking at Pharmaceutical Issues

Furious Seasons. Blog by journalist Philip Dawdy who has Bipolar Illness and writes about a number of issues relating to psychiatry and pharma (Blog link here).

Pharma Blog. Blog looking at pharmaceutical news giving a broad overview of developments in the field (Blog link here).

Blogs about Life with an Illness

Aethelread the Unread. Insightful blog by Aethelread who has recurrent depression and writes engagingly about a number of issues (Blog link here).

Bipolar Mo. Blog by a nurse with Bipolar Illness who is also a musician writing about aspects of his life (Blog link here).

A Survivor’s Guide to Huntington’s Disease

The Tangled Neuron

Blogs About Specific Conditions

Stu’s Views and M.S. News

Evolution Blogs

Palaeoblog Review here

Genetics Blogs

The Genetic Genealogist. Blog by a geneticist covering genealogy and related topics in genetics  (Blog link here).

Informatics Blogs

Health Informatics Blog

Allan’s Library Blog

Neuroscience Blogs

All in the Mind. Blog by science journalist Natasha Mitchell who also features in the radio show of the same name (Blog link here).

Brain Stimulant. Blog looking at many interesting neuroscience articles including neural prosthetics and computational neuroscience (Blog link here).

CogSci Librarian Review. This is a blog by a librarian with an interest in cognitive neuroscience. Lots of useful insights into the resources librarians offer as well as cognitive neuroscience links (Blog link here).

Corpus Callosum was reviewed here.

Dharmendra S Modha’s Cognitive Computing Blog

The Frontal Cortex Blog

Neurocritic. Nice blog with critiques of neuroimaging studies and insights into neuroscience (Blog link here).

The Mouse Trap. Blog by polymath Sandeep Gautam on neuroscience topics as well as interesting theories that he is developing (Blog link here).

On The Brain

Neuropathology Blogs

Neuropathology Blog

Neurology Blogs

Braindisease’s Weblog

Neurology Minutiae

Nursing Blogs

Mental Nurse. Enjoyable blog by a group of mental health nurses with a range of perspectives on mental health issues.

Occupational Therapy Blogs

ABC Therapeutics Weblog. Fascinating and at times poignant blog about occupational therapy with heavyweight analysis (Blog link here).

Psychiatry Blogs

Ars Psychiatrica. Psychiatrist Dr Neil Scheurich looks at the intersection between the arts and psychiatry. There are lots of interesting articles (blog link here).

Carlat Psychiatry Blog. Blog by psychiatrist Dr Dan Carlat examining the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and medical education (blog link here).

Shrink Rap Blog. Engaging psychiatry blog by three psychiatrists with lots of interesting articles (blog link here).

The Psychiatrist Blog. Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest looking at the intersection between psychiatry and politics (blog link here).

Dr Shock MD PhD was reviewed here.

In Practice was reviewed here.

Marks Psychiatry

Buckeye Psychiatry, LLC

Psychology Blogs

Advances in the History of Psychology Blog Review here

Beck Institute Blog

Clinical Psychology and Pscyhiatry. A closer look. Blog providing a critique of psychiatry and psychology research (Blog link here).

CorePsych Blog Review here

Dr Deb. A psychology blog with articles covering many different areas and which are accessible for a general audience (Blog link here).

Jung at Heart

Mind Hacks. Popular long-running blog looking at psychology and neuroscience issues (Blog link here).

PsychCentral. Heavyweight longstanding psychology blog by Dr John Grohal who also runs a forum at his website (Blog link here).

EMDR International Association Blog was reviewed here.

Dream Journal

Science Blogs

Science Insider was reviewed here.

Sociology Blogs

Everyday Sociology. A blog on sociology by a group of sociologists giving insights into contemporary events (Blog link here).

Statistics Blogs

Social Science Statistics Blog Review here


Beginning An Anthropological Exploration of the Insular Cortex here

Technology Review

Wolfram Alpha and Psychiatry: Part 1


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