Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ (Workshop, 20 January 2015, London)

Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ Tuesday January 20th,2015 (9-30-5.00pm) Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ The diagnosis of ‘antisocial personality disorder’ has a long and controversial history in various guises such as moral insanity, feeblemindedness and psychopathy. One of the important continuities between these has been the Read more…

Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness – Tim Thornton (IAS Public Lecture, Durham, 25 November)

IAS Fellow’s Public Lecture – Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness Professor Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire) 25th November 2014, 8-9pm Senate Suite, University College (Castle) Unlike other areas of medicine, the basic diagnostic categories of mental healthcare are widely disputed. Revisions to psychiatric taxonomy Read more…

A New Focus for Suicide Prevention: findings from SANE’s Qualitative Suicide Research (Conference, London, 10 Sept 2013)

A New Focus for Suicide Prevention: a one day conference On 10 September 2013 SANE (the mental health charity) is gathering at Toynbee Hall in Central London to share the findings of its five-year programme of qualitative suicide research and to discuss how they can be best used to prevent suicide and suicidal distress. Guest speakers Read more…

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology (Conference, London, 8 October 2013)

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology Tuesday 8 October 2013 Royal Society Of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE A joint meeting with the Maudsley Philosophy Group in association with the London Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Read more…