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Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis, the foul-mouthed father of cognitive therapy, is a modern Diogenes. Now severely ill, and at odds with the institute he founded, he remains convinced of the value of Stoic wisdom
Jules Evans  

Out of mind

Alice thinks she's depressed, but her erratic behaviour may be better explained by the diagnosis nobody wants & borderline personality disorder
Alexander Linklater  

Out of mind

Section 3 of the Mental Health Act is our most authoritarian piece of legislation. Why is it used so much on black patients?
Robert Drummond  

Out of mind

A dying man is depressed, so he gets prescribed anti-depressants. Is this absurd? A strong dose of belief might have the same effect
Alexander Linklater  

After Freud

On his 150th anniversary, Freud's legacy is being dismantled by the ideas of his greatest challenger, Aaron Beck. Cognitive therapy is now the orthodox talking cure in Britain, and the government wants more of it. But with cognitive science comes…
Alexander Linklater  

Out of mind

A Cambodian woman is paralysed just like her husband, but she has not had a stroke. She is in a grey region of "conversion disorders"
Alexander Linklater  

Rehabilitating Freud

Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis have taken something of a battering over the last few decades. On the 150th anniversary of Freud's birthday, here is the case for the defence
Robert Maxwell Young  

Out of mind

Mick, John and Leonard are all chronic alcoholics. Are they just "addictive personalities," or can they make up their own minds?
Alexander Linklater