January 20th 2023
"Despite many unanswered questions, Daniel M’Naghten is forever remembered as the man who set a lasting legal precedent."
April 22nd 2022
April 19th 2022
How Avicenna Recognized Melancholia and Mixed States—1000 Years Before Modern PsychiatrySeptember 22nd 2020
Avicenna may have been among the first physicians to document that anger is often a transitional state from melancholic depression to mania—implicitly recognizing the “switch” phenomenon.
The Many Histories of Biological Psychiatry: Anne Harrington, DPhilJuly 20th 2020
An interview with Dr Anne Harrington, who offers a stimulating and thought-provoking historical perspective on the evolution of biological psychiatry from the German histopathologists to the present time in her recent book.
Convergence Mental Health: A New Pathway for Transdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
A paradigm shift is needed in order to solve the unprecedented complexities and challenges associated with the current global mental health crisis.
May 26, 1925: The First Malariotherapy Trial in AustraliaMay 8th 2020
Treatment for "the scourge of psychiatry" involved malariotherapy-infecting the patient with malaria; the resulting high fevers were believed to kill off the syphilis organisms.
Prevention of Covert COVID IatrogenesisApril 29th 2020
In a time of panic, despair, and demoralization, art continues to inspire the author's reflections as it has over the last 40 years. Here, he shares some images that he finds inspirational and helpful. Even in winter there is hope.
The Opening of the Maudsley Hospital: January 31, 1923January 29th 2020
In the early years, treatment was largely restricted to restraint and sedation with great emphasis placed on fresh air for prevention of mental illness. Later, the aim of treatment was to prevent transfer of patients to country asylums.