When ‘Positive Thinking’ doesn’t work

This cartoon highlights a well researched topic: positive thinking. Numerous studies have been done that highlight the negative impact that ‘forcing’ ourselves to think positive can have on our health and lives. A good book to read on this subject (written by a psychologist) which covers the research on this is Julie Norem’s The Positive … Read moreWhen ‘Positive Thinking’ doesn’t work

When “Help” causes harm

There is much debate about the value or accuracy of much psychiatric diagnosis and labelling as expressed in the doctor’s mental health ‘bible’ of the DSM V  (this is the fifth version of the American Psychiatric Association’s ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’.) These are my reflections. LACK OF CAUSATION Many psychological professionals now regard DSM V as … Read moreWhen “Help” causes harm