Persecutory delusions, engine idling and taxi driver brains

This episode of All in the Mind (BBC Radio 4) includes presenter Claudia Hammond talking to Prof. Daniel Freeman (clinical psychologist at the University of Oxford) about a trial into a new talking treatment – the Feeling Safe programme – for…
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A History of Delusions

This excellent podcast (57 minutes) from the BBC explores many different aspects of delusions, including some of their causes, and some ways of best helping those who experience them. Presented by clinical psychologist Prof. Daniel Freeman, the podcast’s coverage also includes:…
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How A New Therapy Helps People with Delusions Feel Safe Again

“”I don’t have to worry any more about people potentially attacking me. That’s all floated away.”” This article has been written by Shayla Love and published in Vice magazine. It begins: “Six months into experiencing psychosis, Susan Weiner woke up…
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The effects of improving sleep on mental health

The full title of this paper – published Sept.  2017 in The Lancet Psychiatry – is “The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis”. “Background Sleep difficulties might be a contributory causal factor in the…
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Why did I go mad?

This excellent Horizon programme (BBC2) follows people living with voices, hallucinations and paranoia to explore the causes.   For hundreds of years, psychiatry has treated voices and hallucinations as an enemy – regarding them as ‘insanity’ or ‘madness’ and seeing…
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