Some links and commentary.
Brief History of
From the abatoir to the psychiatric hospitals. An easy transition?
So you thought it was banned, right? This constantly evolving article covers electro-convulsive therapy today. Plus links to some of the best ECT sites on the web.
Ugo Cerletti and ECT
Original article on ECT by the father of electroshock himself. Those wishing to know more about how ECT came about must read this paper.
Poor Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones was my first ever client and an ECT recipient. This is his brief story.
Brief History of Lobotomy
You want to hang on to those frontal lobes. Again, you probably thought this was banned, right? Well, check here for some modern variations on an old theme.
Main Page. An overview on schizophrenia from a neurobiological viewpoint. although i dismiss the dopamine hypnothesis of schizophrenia, here are some aspects from neurobiology that are relevent for NLP Practitioners.
DSM4 description and some personal experiences.
Answers to a student project on catatonic schizophrenia.
Themes of Delusional
Belief System in Schizophrenia
Delusions appear to take on a specific type of theme. here are just some of them.
Some delusions will make perfect sense when seen in certain contexts.
Rehabilitation as a Schizophrenogenic Process. I think I was having a bad day when I wrote this, I'll rewrite it some time.
Reframing in the
Aetiology of Schizophrenia
A Brief Summary of some language patterns involved in schizophrenogenesis. Links to some other similar articles.
Original and well observed article by Symon Price. Can we begin to organise these syndromes for the next Diagnostic Statistical Manual? Links to Symon's brilliant site on mental health issues.
Gregory Bateson's Necessary Ingredients for schizophrenogenic double binds with added commentary by me.
It seems that almost all my clients are on one type of anti-depressant drug amongst God knows what else. If you are working as an NLP therapist, you must know at least a little about these drugs. Start here.
The House on the Hill
Sam was given psychiatric care all his life. Apparently it was all in in his very best interests.
Sometimes I just can't help myself. Here's my reply to an email enquiry about my views on psychiatric practice...
Psychiatry Rant (ii)
...and here's the follow up.
Diary of a Schizophrenia
For 6 weeks i lived with a schizophrenic man and his family. Here is an extract from my diary during that time.
Time Coding Considerations in Schizophrenia.