Lithium and suicide: what does the evidence show?

There appears to be increasing acceptance of the idea that lithium prevents suicide, and even that it can reduce mortality rates. For a toxic drug that makes most people feel rather depressed, this seems curious. I did wonder whether it might be having this effect on suicide by sapping people of the will to act, but…

Taking down the talking cure

Review of The Therapy Industry: the Irresistible Rise of the Talking Cure, and Why it Doesn’t Work By Paul Moloney, Pluto Press, 2013 Everyone sings the praises of talking therapy these days. A myriad of therapies, each with their own logic and rationale and a technical sounding acronym, claim to cure an increasingly diverse range…