Category Archives: The Guide

The Guide 15: Thought disorders

Unlike delusions which are all about ‘what’ we think, thought disorders are about ‘how’ we think. It is thought process, not thought content. Continue reading

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The Guide 14: Delusions part 2

There is real value in medicine and antipsychotics are certainly useful but the real work of recovery takes more than that. Continue reading

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The Guide 13: Delusions part 1

The three primary signs of psychosis (hallucinations, delusions and thought disorders) were always presented separately as though they had not and never could have any relationship to each other. I hope to show that they not only can be related but that they almost inevitably must be in any problematic psychosis. Continue reading

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The Guide 12: Hallucinations

True hallucinations are different from what most people understand as thoughts. The voice in your head, the internal chatter of thoughts you experience all day long is not an hallucination. Continue reading

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The Guide 11: Psychosis (introduction)

The word psychosis is just a term we use to describe certain experiences or symptoms. Psychotic symptoms come in three broad groups which are: Continue reading

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The guide 10: The psychology of depression

Depression is one of the most common psychological problems in modern Britain. More people are seeking professional help because of depressive illnesses than ever before. This episode describes ome of the more common psychological symptoms of depression and suggests ways … Continue reading

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The Guide 9: Depression

The basic trick with depression is positive action. Get people active again and give them a reason to continue to take an interest. This is more than mere distraction – it involves purpose Continue reading

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