Entries by Danny Whittaker

Psychosis, Susceptibility and Early Intervention

Prof. Alison Yung joins us to discuss psychosis. What is psychosis? How real are hallucinations and delusions? Are the likes of Fight Club and Mr Robot accurate depictions of psychotic episodes, or just Hollywood hyperbole? Who is most susceptible to this illness, and what can we do to intervene?

Depression and the Problems of Diagnosis

Prof. Chris Dowrick joins us to talk about depression. How do we define depression? Is depression the result of a “chemical imbalance”? Can you be genetically predisposed to it? Why are doctors so quick to prescribe medication? And is your GP even trained to spot depression? All this and more in this debut episode of the MOWE podcast.