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Bipolar Ring Master

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An ex-trapeze artist’s lifetime experience of bipolar disorder is the basis of a high-octane circus show now touring the UK. Mish Weaver’s Box of Frogs...
Metal Health under the magnifying glass

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The new planned Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is “unscientific” and risks increasing the medicalisation of normal behaviour, including that of children,...
Mental Health

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Millions of pounds is being spent on Time to Change, the anti-mental health stigma campaign. Some of the big national charities are involved. Even the Institute...
Tea and cake

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People with mental health problems who hear voices should have “get to know” appointments with their voices over a cup of tea or cake,...
Woman with Mental Illness

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Some people prefer to live with the extreme moods of bipolar disorder, clinical psychologists have acknowledged in a new report. This is because the highs...
Yoga and Meditation

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Meditation could “prevent thousands of people from relapsing into depression every year," the head of a leading mental health charity claims Andrew McCulloch, chief executive...
Alzheime'rs

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When my mother was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 65, she asked to meet people in a similar situation. It was while...
Metal Health under the magnifying glass

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People with mental health problems are to be prescribed self-help books by GPs. A trial of "bibliotherapy", which launches next month in surgeries around Westminster...
Schizophrenia

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People diagnosed with schizophrenia have only a “minimal” and insignificant risk of being more violent, researchers claim. The study – noteable for having by far...
Doctor with pills

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Over two hundred years ago medical psychiatry planted its standard within the realm of the human experience of 'madness', quickly becoming the dominant paradigm....