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
Now the focus is on themes.
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 (12.12.15)
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. While I do occasionally attend pharmaceutical sponsored talks I no longer accept meals.
I have been training in EMDR and may be biased in selecting papers in this area (including those on dissociation).
I work for Essex Partnership University NHS 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 British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin’ but all views here are my own and do not represent ‘The British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin’. While I might promote articles from ‘The British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin’ on this and related sites this does not represent my official work with the journal.
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I would like to thank my family for their patience and support.
I would like to thank my friends for their support.
I would also like to thank those talented individuals who have contributed to the blog, Twitter and YouTube channels (in alphabetical order):-
Arozpj92 for creating awesome moving images
Atilkaan for remarkably bringing still image into life
Avafrost for inspirational quotes
Carmenmafiet for effortlessly transforming the spoken word into the written word
Lacrymosa for outstanding images
Mellownightz for creating inspiring music
Rallenk for sourcing great images