Profile

Cover photo
Duncan Double
Works at Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Lives in Norwich
54 followers|946,197 views
AboutPostsYouTube

Stream

 
No-one should believe the chemical imbalance theory
A  post on Slate Star Codex argues that the idea that "depression is a drop-dead simple serotonin deficiency was never taken seriously by mainstream psychiatry". There may be some truth in this view, but there's no doubt that many people have been taken in ...
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
The miracle of psychiatry
Like Robert Whitaker (see previous post ), I bought Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry  by Jeffery Lieberman (see eg. another previous post ) because I intended to blog on it, but after reading it I initially thought I wouldn't bother (see Robert's blo...
Like Robert Whitaker (see previous post), I bought Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffery Lieberman (see eg. another previous post) because I intended to blog on it, but after reading it I initially thought I woul...
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
Psychiatric indignation
Jeffery Lieberman (who I have mentioned in a previous post ) is angry about Tanya Luhrmann's article in The New York Times (see his video post on Medscape Psychiatry) . He's worried that people reading Luhrmann's article may think they don't have a mental i...
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
Is the insanity defence valid?
Peter Kinderman's latest post on the Salomon's blog questions whether we need the idea of mental illness in criminal justice. He's not saying that the criminal justice system shouldn't take account of people's personal and social circumstances. But he is wo...
Peter Kinderman's latest post on the Salomon's blog questions whether we need the idea of mental illness in criminal justice. He's not saying that the criminal justice system shouldn't take account of people's personal and so...
2
1
Fenopatologica's profile photo
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Gorizian experiment
There will be a book launch and discussion of John Foot 's new book on Franco Basaglia:  La repubblica dei matti. Franco Basaglia e la psichiatria radicale in Italia, 1961-1978 (Feltrinelli, 2014) at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at  Bloomsbury Roo...
 ·  Translate
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
Is community mental health care really worse in USA?
Allen Francis asks " How do we create a compassionate, cost effective mental health system?" and Psychiatric Times collects some answers in a blog post . There seems to be general agreement that the US mental health system needs fixing. Francis explains tha...
Allen Francis asks "How do we create a compassionate, cost effective mental health system?" and Psychiatric Times collects some answers in a blog post. There seems to be general agreement that the US mental health system need...
1
1
Becky Murphy's profile photo
Add a comment...
In his circles
4 people
Have him in circles
54 people
Stefan Björk's profile photo
Mary Maddock's profile photo
Mark Abrahams's profile photo
Sergi Solé Plans's profile photo
In Norwa's profile photo
Arjan Dokelaar's profile photo
Roberta McDonnell's profile photo
Tony J. Lobl's profile photo
Del Walsh (Performance Coach)'s profile photo
 
The psychogenic legacy of Adolf Meyer
Useful  paper by Jordan Devylder on Adolf Meyer's psychogenic model of schizophrenia (dementia praecox), relevant to a  previous post , summarises what I have been trying to say about Meyer. The article describes the development of Meyer's psychogenic theor...
1
Add a comment...
 
Critical psychiatry position on schizophrenia
Joanna Moncrieff and Hugh Middleton, the co-chairs of the Critical Psychiatry Network , have produced a critical psychiatry perspective on schizophrenia (see article ). They argue that the concept of 'schizophrenia' is neither valid nor useful and suggest r...
1
In Norwa's profile photo
 
interesting article!
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
Speaking up in the NHS
Robert Francis' report on NHS whistleblowing, Freedom to speak up , seems a little bland to me. Maybe this is because, although he heard evidence from individual cases, he hasn't described any specific details of any of them in the report. As he says, "case...
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
**

1
Add a comment...
 
Global human rights violations in mental health
Following up my previous post about global mental health, I understand the motivation of #FundaMentalSDG to include mental health as one of the UN sustainable development goals post-2015 (see their blog post ). I don't think we should look away from mentall...
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Double

Shared publicly  - 
 
**

1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
4 people
Have him in circles
54 people
Stefan Björk's profile photo
Mary Maddock's profile photo
Mark Abrahams's profile photo
Sergi Solé Plans's profile photo
In Norwa's profile photo
Arjan Dokelaar's profile photo
Roberta McDonnell's profile photo
Tony J. Lobl's profile photo
Del Walsh (Performance Coach)'s profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Norwich
Work
Occupation
Consultant Psychiatrist
Employment
  • Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Male