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