Daniel Burston – Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Bipolar Disorder in the Twenty First Century

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 3-11 During the last quarter of the twentieth century neo-Kraepelinian psychiatry joined forces with non-psychiatric critics to repudiate and ridicule Freud and his followers. This paper addresses some of the causes and consequences of the decline of … Continue reading

Brendan Kelly – Balance and Connection: Bipolar Disorder and Psychoanalysis in Psychiatric Practice

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 13-19 Bipolar disorder comprises a pattern of symptoms characterised by disproportionate changes in mood, possible psychosis and various other symptoms at different times. Biopsychosocial management approaches often involve medication (e.g. lithium), psychological therapy (e.g. cognitive-behaviour therapy) and social … Continue reading

Cormac Gallagher – Psychological Object or Speaking Subject: From Diagnosis to Case Representation

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 21-38  There is a common view that there are two irreconcilable approaches to the understanding and treatment of mental illness. For most of the twentieth century Freudian psychoanalysis was dominant, and many professors of … Continue reading

Mary Cannon, Ian Kelleher & Jack Jenner – Psychotic Symptoms – Time For a New Approach

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 39-46 Previously-held ideas about the intrinsically pathological nature of hallucinations and delusions are being challenged by findings from epidemiology, neuroimaging and clinical research. Population-based studies show that the prevalence of psychotic symptoms is far … Continue reading

Lionel Bailly – Pediatric Bipolar?

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 47-56 Between 1994 and 2003 the number of outpatient pediatric psychiatry visits associated with the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in the USA apparently increased 40-fold. Such an increase was not supported by any new … Continue reading