Why psychosis?

There is a long and somewhat unfortunate tradition within psychoanalysis that appears to ‘downgrade’ psychosis.  In other words, psychosis is seen as something of an aberration in relation to the ‘norm’ of neurosis.   This is not to say that psychoanalysts don’t work with psychotics – far from it- but one …

Burnout in the City

The term ‘burnout’ is often linked closely with the term ‘stress’, but they are not in fact synonymous.  Burnout may well be the outcome of prolonged stress, but not necessarily. So what do we mean by ‘burnout’?   There are many approaches to this subject but the one that interests me, …

Mental health and the military

Although most people probably associate psychological problems amongst the military with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those serving in the forces can suffer from a whole range of problems including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, psychotic illnesses, and relationship problems.  And it is not only about currently serving personnel, …