About (Updated 5th April 2017)

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.

I have provided advice to


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


  1. Hi Justin,

    impressive site you’ve set up. It was a long time ago we worked together. Thanks for adding a comment on the research. I hope everything is going well for you.

    Best wishes,



  2. Hi Hugo,

    Thanks. It was a while but it was a nice study – and I see your still doing exciting research!



  3. Hello Justin,

    I appreciate the scope and the substance of your blog. I would be interested to know how your background has shaped your perspective. Would you consider adding a biographical sketch to your About page (or adding an About Me page)?


    Best regards,



    • Hi John, Thanks for comments – really appreciate that. Perspective still developing. Reciprocal process with blog writing! Justin


  4. Hi Justin,

    As a child psychiatrist in Australia who has just started blogging, it is great to see your work here – I will watch with interest!




  5. Hi,

    My name is Heather Jones and I am the assistant editor of Epsychologist.org. I am contacting you today in hopes of developing a relationship with your website; we have seen your site and think your content is great. Epsychologist.org offer a free informational resource to both the general and professional public on several issues.

    I hope you show some interest in building relationship, please contact me at heather.epsycholosgist.org@gmail.com.


    • Dear Heather,

      Thank you very much for your comments and I would be most pleased to establish a relationship with your website.

      Kind regards



  6. Hi Justin – I’m currently a resident in Psychiatry at Stanford and have been enjoying the various types of articles you have written! I have a particular interest in the intersection between athletics/competition and psychiatry, and have recently begun to write extensively on this topic. (If you get a chance, check it out-would love to get feedback from an experienced blogger in the field). I look forward to reading your upcoming posts!

    Zaakir Y.


  7. Dear Merrill
    Thank you very much – this is an excellent poster – truly fantastic information. My only suggestion is that it might be worth reviewing the phrase ‘broken mind’ as the mind works well in many ways and in some cases there is complete recovery whilst in many other cases there can be a full enjoyment of life and ability to function well in many areas.




  8. Hi Dr. Marley, I haven’t found many blogs with a focus on child psychiatry, so I have started one over at http://www.psycritic.com. I’ve really admired your consistency as a blogger over the years, and I hope to be able to make blogging a regular routine. I’d appreciate it if you can take a look; thanks!


    • Hi Thanks very much for your kind comments – I would be happy to take a look and I can write a review as well – good luck with the blog!



  9. Good Day Dr Marley,
    I hope that this finds you in good stead.
    I have been reading the various posts on your blog providing information on Psychiatry and Mental Health and find the content to be very engaging.
    I believe one of my clients would be able to contribute to your website, with content written especially for you and your readers.
    If this is something that interests you, please let me know.
    Kind regards,