CareKnowledge Opinion brings comment and reflection on key issues from CareKnowledge Editor Jim Kennedy and other leading experts in their respective fields. Here's a paginated feed of these articles, most recent first.
Conquering Anxiety: Pathological Fear and Its Manifold Causes
"It's a different way of standing up for what you believe in"
Self Diagnosis Trivialises Severe Mental Disorders
New mental health lessons are being designed to teach secondary school pupils about the "prevalence and character of common conditions". Writing for Mental Health Today, Bernadka Dubicka, chair of the child and adolescent faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, highlights the dangers she sees in self-diagnosis. [18-Feb-2019]
"I thought that there was something wrong with me or I was just a bad person"
Despite experiencing distressing symptoms from a young age, Ann-Marie D'Arcy-Sharpe, 32, only received her Bipolar Disorder diagnosis in her mid-twenties. She believes that a mandatory mental health curriculum would have enabled her to access treatment much earlier. She writes about her experiences for Mental Health Today. [11-Feb-2019]