A Politician's Guide to Clear Thinking

Avoid these 26 logical fallacies and we'll all live in a much better world.

Thinking Errors in Depression

7 common thinking errors and how to correct them.

A Philosophy of Depression

Pills may not be the answer.

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is, in fact, a kind of virtue.

Is Anxiety Psychological or Physical?

What is anxiety, where does it come from, and when is it a problem?

Plato on Democracy, Tyranny, and the Ideal State

What would Plato have to say about today’s democracies?

The One Big Secret of Social Media Success

How to make your posts more popular.

The 7 Types of Love

By focusing on romantic love, we neglect other types of love which are more readily accessible and may be more fulfilling and less limiting.

On Hyper-Sanity

Standing out is the price we pay for being outstanding.

Phenomenology as a Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Phenomenology can, quite literally, bring us back to life.

What's the Difference Between an Emotion and a Desire?

Emotion and desire are intimately related, but which one comes first?

What Are Basic Emotions?

Basic emotions such as fear and anger are held to be innate and universal.

What Is an Emotion?

The answer is not entirely clear.

Thanksgiving Special: Why Give Thanks?

Whenever we give thanks, we receive much more than we give.

How Common Is Suicide?

Suicide remains one of the biggest killers for men under the age of 50.

The Relationship Between Desires and Feelings

Desires and feelings are more closely linked than we imagine.

The Problems of Psychiatry

Is the medicalization of human suffering doing more harm than good?

Self-Confidence Versus Self-Esteem

Self-confidence and self-esteem do not always go hand in hand.

Psychiatric Imperialism: Exporting Western Mental Disorders

Mental disorders as culturally determined and legitimized templates for distress.

Schizophrenia and Its Treatment

What does the future hold?

A Philosophical Cure for Anxiety

By facing up to death we can escape from the pettiness and paralysis of anxiety.

Mad Genius: Schizophrenia and Creativity

What, if anything, is the link between psychosis and creativity?

When Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder

Not until 1987 did homosexuality completely fall out of the DSM.

The Many Names of Bipolar Disorder

A short history of bipolar disorder.

Understanding Self-Harm

Self-harm is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK.

The Psychology of Self-Deception

A short, sharp look into some of the most important ego defenses.

The Benefits of Personality Disorder

Everyone suffers for who he is, and, very often, our greatest strength is also the germ of our deepest suffering.

Psychiatry in Crisis

Is the medical model still helping?

Open Dialogue: A New Approach to Mental Healthcare

Guest blog by British psychiatrist Dr Tom Stockmann.

The Art of Idleness

Research suggests that people will find any excuse to keep busy.