Corporate pathology?

As a psychoanalytic practitioner one of the things that has always intrigued me is whether social institutions or formations can be ‘pathological’, in the same way that an individual can be described as ‘pathological’, or in the use of terms such as ‘psychopathology’ and ‘psychopath’.   According to my dictionary, the …

All in the mind?

Louise Atkinson has just written an interesting article on chronic back pain, which focuses on the controversial ideas of  physiotherapist Nick Sinfield. 1  Judging by many of the comments to the article, Sinfield has stirred up something of a hornets nest, because his basic argument is that not only does chronic …

On pre-natal depression

Today the Daily Mail ran an article about pre-natal depression.1   According to the article’s author, Rachel Ragg, pre-natal (antenal) depression affects between 10% and 15% of mothers-to-be, but in spite of this, little is known about it and it is rarely discussed.  In fact, Ragg goes on to write about …