Monthly Archives: December 2011

Medication and talking therapy fail to show any difference to placebo when treating depression


  Posted on December 24, 2011 by Noel Bell   The treatment of depression has been in the news more than normal this past few weeks as a result of some high-profile suicides. A new study has found that medication and talking therapy have failed … Continue reading

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#Paranoidschizophrenia – not that dissimilar in some ways to high blood pressure or diabetes


I have been enjoying my psychiatric observational placement and have had a rich environment in which to observe an NHS mental health care setting. I have been shadowing the consultant psychiatrist in outpatient clinics and in (locked) ward rounds as well … Continue reading

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Personal experience of counselling


I have one more essay to complete before I complete year one of the course requirements. It is an essay on my personal experience of being on the course and what my understanding is of counselling.  These types of essays … Continue reading

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the 1-1 session between psychiatrist and patient is essentially a business like arrangement


I have now started my psychiatric observational placement and I have been fortunate to secure a place at an NHS Mental Health Trust where medical students are also on placement. I have been sitting in on clinic sessions at a university … Continue reading

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