Category Archives: Psychiatry

Review of lectures or Audios focusing on the field of Psychiatry

Carer engagement – What works?

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Welcome back to another blog post from an unpaid mental Health carer. Just a day ago of this blog post, I attended and spoke at the South London & Maudsley trust Psychology and Psychotherapy conference 2019. It’s theme for this year was on involving families and carers. I was excited to be part of the event to get my thoughts out to the audience and on reflection, I felt I pulled no punches. With over 20 years of unpaid carer experience, I have seen and experienced quite a lot in regards to carer involvement and I expect there is more to come. One day I should write a book about it, but this is probably a very long way off.

Still, I feel a lot is at stake and there are times we have to be passionate because we are dealing in peoples lives, since that is the nature of business. Connecting with others at a deep, but difficult level. However when things work out, the rewards pay very high because we can reuse what we have learnt. Yes, I am talking about psychology and psychotherapy. I am no expert in these subjects, but being involved at the NHS trust and in the community for long, I suspect that I have been exposed to such powerful, wonderful and mysterious methods.

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Top 70 Contributions to Psychiatry and Psychology

Relationship psychology concept created with man and woman heads profiles, vector logo or symbol of gender problems and conflicts in family, close relations and society. Classic style simple design.Its been a while since I have made another video. This one is back on the psychiatry field. In this video I have introduced a list of notable figures who have made an impact on sub fields of psychiatry.

I have made a video which can be viewed below showing the top 70 contributors to different fields within psychiatry.  It was not possible for me to include anymore due to time and length of the video.

The video includes names such as :-

Adolf Meyer
Carl Gustav Jung
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Eugen Bleuler
Eve Johnstone
Franco Basaglia
Frantz Fanon
Hans Steiner
Jaakko Seikkula
John Cade
Pierre Janet
Robert Spitzer
Seymour Kety
Viktor Frankl
Wilfred Bion

…and many more.

Hope you enjoy!!

Challenges for global mental health

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Welcome back to another blog post. This one is different from my usual posts although I do stay within the topic of mental health. This blog post looks into the challenges of global mental health. I decided to make a video focusing on the challenges of several countries.

In the video I looked at the following countries mental health systems.

Germany
India
USA
Thailand
Pakistan
DRC
Mexico
Nigeria
Japan
Russia
Italy
Brazil and many more other countries.

Unfortunately since I am examining how such mental health systems work within this video, the video is very long. However you can always choose to watch or listen to it in parts.

You can see the video below.

I was often intrigued as to what caused certain mental health scandals in some countries and I discuss them in some detail within the video. E.g. why a minister resigned in South Africa, what caused Japan to overhaul its mental health system, the use of restraints and other difficult topics around the world.

Within the video I also look at the World Health Organisation suicide ranking index for each country. Some countries have managed to decrease the overall amount of suicides, while for other countries this still remains a challenge.

As a note, the video gives a basic perception of global mental health, however I hope you enjoy it.  I hope to do another video listing more countries at a later date.

Top 10 mental health tips for the new year

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Happy New Year!! Welcome to another blog post from a mental health carer. This time I am going to write about what could help you for 2017.

I do not know if 2016 has been a good or bad year for you, but what better than to have a clean start for 2017.  On this blog post I will provide 10 basic mental health well-being tips that could be useful for a new years resolution.

If you want to see the video version. Please click below

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Timeline of Psychiatry

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Hello all and welcome to another blog post by Mental health carer Matthew Mckenzie.  I have decided this time to make another video on the timeline of psychiatry since this blog site sometimes examines the field of psychiatry and so on.

The video brings up major events in the field of psychiatry and some events in psychology, most if not all events did change the field of psychiatry, but unfortunately I could not include everything and I am sorry if I missed out a particular event.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.