Monthly Archives: April 2013

Do No Harm: Why do some people want to cut off a perfectly healthy limb?

Body dysmorphohobic disorder ( ICD 10 F45.2 ) can occur as a disorder on its own or as a symptom of other disorders e.g. depression. It’s defined as: A type of mental illness, a somatoform disorder, wherein the affected person … Continue reading

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What is it like to be a psychiatrist?

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has just produced a vide aiming to answer questions medical students (and presumably others) might have about becoming a psychiatrist. It’s on YouTube (and now below): httpvh:// Another (animated) film dealing with the same topic … Continue reading

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Watching The Lights Go Out: a blog about Alzheimer’s

A Twitter feed I follow (@brainpicker) drew my attention to a blog written by a doctor with Alzheimer’s. I could try and explain what it’s about but the easiest and most eloquent way to do so is actually to quote the blog … Continue reading

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