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Vaughan Bell is a British clinical psychologist, currently at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust specialising in psychological interventions for psychotic outpatients and in training other professionals to deal with such patients.
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Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin
The Science of Amphetamines
Leslie Iversen - Mar 15, 2008 (first published in 2006)
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Amphetamines have had a relatively short, though chequered history. From their use in wartime, their abuse by the beat generation, up to the popularity of Ecstasy in the late 20th century, many have found amphetamines an enjoyable, though unpredictable, stimulant. More than that though, amphetamine-based treatments have been found to have beneficia...
Vaughan Bell
Aug 01, 2020
Author of one of my favourite science books of all time: 'Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin: The Science of Amphetamines' Thanks for the ride Prof Iversen     source
On Being a Therapist
Jeffrey Kottler - Feb 28, 2017 (first published in 1986)
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For more than thirty years, On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition, Jeffrey Kottler explores many of the challenges that therapists face in their practices today, including pressures...
Vaughan Bell
Feb 27, 2020
@clinpsychris On Being a Therapist by Jeffrey Kottler I think I've pressed more copies of this book into people's hands than any other.     source
Im A Joke And So Are You
Robin Ince - May 02, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Robin Ince has a good life. As a successful comedian, presenter, and writer, he's got a job that you are probably jealous of. So, why did he find himself stuck on a train platform in rural Northumberland, swearing maniacally, punching his own leg, vowing never to do stand-up again? Was he having an existential crisis? He didn't know. But he wanted ...
Vaughan Bell
Aug 19, 2019
"I'm a Joke and So Are You" by @robinince is one of the most original, insightful and interesting psychology books I have ever read     source
The Collected Schizophrenias
Esmé Weijun Wang - Feb 05, 2019
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An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the "collected schizophrenias" but to those...
Vaughan Bell
Apr 19, 2019
This is a beautifully written, deeply observed book about life, encounters with psychiatry, and living with psychosis 'The Collected Schizophrenias' by @esmewang     source
Understanding the Un-understandable
Peter McKenna - Jul 24, 2017
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Delusions, in their many different manifestations, are central to the concepts of madness and psychosis. Yet what causes them remains in many ways a complete mystery. McKenna's Delusions is the first comprehensive attempt to tackle one of the most arresting phenomena in psychiatry: an in-depth and critical review of what delusions are, the forms th...
Vaughan Bell
Aug 06, 2018
Currently reading and enjoying Peter McKenna's academic book on delusions Good general summary of science of delusions with plenty of insightful points     source