Blog Review: Brain Posts

The blog reviewed here is ‘Brain Posts‘. This is a blog by Dr Bill Yates who is a physician with an interest in clinical neuroscience research which he writes about here.

Appearance and Design

The blog features a dark blue background (although slightly difficult to tell for sure if there is a hint of blue in there), with the post located on a circumscribed white panel with slight cyan borders. Articles feature black font, are date and comment enabled as well as tagged with appropriate categories. The posts are generously illustrated with colourful photographs featuring lots of pleasant wildlife shots. The blog can be navigated using a chronological archive located on the right panel which also presents a linked twitter feed although I couldn’t locate a tag archive. This panel also features a disclaimer, about section and a blogroll.


The posts are well written and broadly speaking are divided into reviews of clinical studies with a particular focus on psychiatry and neurology and posts which link to valuable internet resources including TED talks or RSS feeds for example. Here are a few of the posts I thought were very interesting

  • In the introductory post, Yates includes a link to a Google Reader feed for a number of high profile clinical news sources and journals and follows this up with a discussion of the Alltop neuroscience page. Here are a number of other posts I thought interesting
  • Review of a study investigating the relationship between testosterone and depression
  • A discussion of a study investigating the relationship between depression treatment and diabetic control
  • A guest article looking at the relationship between sleep and depression


This is a well written blog which focuses on clinical neuroscience and in particular on psychiatric and neurological subject areas. This is particularly useful for those wanting a more in-depth review of clinical papers in these areas.

Call for Authors: If you are interested in writing an article or series of articles for this blog please write to the e-mail address below. Copyright can be retained. Index: An index of the site can be found here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.


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