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ALL IN THE MIND
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All in the Mind
Tuesday 2100-2130
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Exploring the limits and potential of the mind
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Tuesday 18 December 2007
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Professor Raj Persaud
Ernest Jones wrote the seminal biography of Freud, published 50 years ago. We examine the legacy of Ernest Jones and the current health of the British psychoanalytic movement.
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FREUD/ERNEST JONES & PSYCHOANALYSIS
Ernest Jones has been called “Freud’s wizard”. He founded the British Psychoanalytical Society and helped rescue Freud and his family from the Nazis. Fifty years on from the publication of Jones’ seminal biography of Sigmund Freud, we review the current health of the psychoanalytic movement in the UK.
Dr. Raj Persaud spoke to Dr David Bell, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a consultant psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He described how Ernest Jones’ biography of Freud is now regarded, fifty years after publication.
Archive recordings of Ernest Jones and Sir Cyril Burt.

SUICIDE BOMBINGS
The recent worldwide increase in suicide bombings raises the question of the individual psychology of a person who is prepared to sacrifice themselves, in order to commit mass murder for a cause. Can we expect psychiatry and psychology to provide answers about the suicide bombers’ “state of mind”?
Dr. Raj Persaud discussed the issue with Professor Alan Apter, a psychiatrist at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in Israel, who has attempted to answer this question in a recent paper in the academic journal, ‘Crisis’.

CHOCOLATE CRAVINGS, DEPRESSION & PERSONALITY STYLE
Research suggests chocolate, one of the commonest sources of food cravings, may have health benefits and may even cause the same chemical high derived from recreational drugs.
At the Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Gordon Parker and Joanna Crawford noticed that several patients in the depression clinic reported that they craved chocolate in particular when they were low. This led them to conduct research looking at the link between chocolate craving, mood and personality, which has recently been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Raj Persaud spoke to Joanna Crawford about the findings of the research.


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The British Psychoanalytical Society
London Clinic of Psychoanalysis
British Psychoanalytic Council (Finding a Therapist: Reduced Fee Scheme for Adults)
The Tavistock Clinic (NHS psychotherapy for Adults and Children)
The Tavistock Clinic (Reduced fee scheme for children)
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud  by Ernest Jones, Publisher: Basic Books.
Psychoanalysis and Culture, A Kleinian Perspective, Edited by David Bell. Published by Karnac Books.
 
The Phenomenon of Suicide Bombing: A Review of Psychological and Nonpsychological Factors
By Meytal Grimland, Alan Apter, and Ad Kerkhof.
Published in the academic journal, Crisis.

Chocolate Craving When Depressed: A Personality Marker By Gordon Parker and Joanna Crawford, Published in the October 2007 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry. Abstract
Black Dog Institute, Sydney
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