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
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
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.
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 Anxiety. Paper by Winnicott on anxiety.
Winnicott on fidgetiness was reviewed here.
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.
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
Shrink Rap Radio #1 was reviewed here.
Review of Feb/March 2009 Nature Podcasts here
Podcast Review: The Diamond Light Source Synchrotron here
Podcast Review: Lancet Podcasts Reviewed here
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.
Review of Your Inner Fish here
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.
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.
Descartes Error by Damasio was reviewed here.
Neural Networks. An introduction to Neural Networks which have many applications in medicine as well as providing theoretical explanations of brain function.
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton was reviewed here.
Review of The Man Who Forgot How to Read here
Review of Vintage Sacks here
Old Age Psychiatry
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.
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
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.
Stigma. Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Goffman’s classic text on Stigma.
Art Therapy Blogs
Blogs looking at Pharmaceutical Issues
Blogs about Life with an Illness
Blogs About Specific Conditions
Palaeoblog Review 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.
Mental Nurse. Enjoyable blog by a group of mental health nurses with a range of perspectives on mental health issues.
Occupational Therapy Blogs
Dr Shock MD PhD was reviewed here.
In Practice was reviewed here.
Advances in the History of Psychology Blog Review here
CorePsych Blog Review here
EMDR International Association Blog was reviewed here.
Science Insider was reviewed here.
Social Science Statistics Blog Review here
Beginning An Anthropological Exploration of the Insular Cortex here
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