December Miscellany (2009)

December, as may be surmised from the comparative paucity of blog entries, was not a good month. This should come as no surprise to me as it is, with January, one of the two worst average months. Although this might indicate some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) this is not so as February is one of the …

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June Miscellany (2009)

A scanty month dominated by another bout of Depression. In fact a week of recovery at the beginning June has only punctuated an episode which began in May and from which I am far from recovered. The problem in writing about Depression is that it is miserably re-iterative, solipsistic and impossible to make interesting. Depression …

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May Miscellany

Let's start with the best. May was a remarkable month for original television films featuring two absolute gems, and what is more gems of completely different kinds. I have already written about Compulsion (see blog of 14th May); here I turn my attention to The Unloved co-written and directed by Samantha Morton and screened on Channel …

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Petition Against Over-Regulation of Psychotherapy

A current issue of great importance to me. The background to this is the Government's desire to promote CBT as the one valid talking therapy, impose a single definition of 'mental health' (which means working) and attack Incapacity and other benefits. It is Orwellian in the true sense of the word because it involves the …

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