Monthly Archives: February 2011

The impact of mental illness

We tend to forget about families. In times of crisis it’s necessarily the patient who comes first. We are probably good about thinking of the carers, this quite correctly has been a focus for services for some time, but what … Continue reading

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PTSD in rescuers

We all know of the consequences of experiencing major trauma first hand. PTSD has even become an ‘acceptable’ mental illness albeit with concerns about its subversion and overuse due to litigation. An article in Outside magazine describes the experience of … Continue reading

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Personal stigma

When we think of depression it is usually in the context of the negative views held by people, specifically other people, about mental illness. Yet perhaps one of the most corrosive forms of depression can be seen when our own … Continue reading

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New video uploaded

A new teaching video has been uploaded to the various video sites we use and posted on this site on the schizophrenia page. The video illustrates several forms of catatonia including waxy flexibility, forced grasping, opposition, negativism and aversion.

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