There are many inspirational resources to get you thinking about psychiatry.
Personal experiences in Literature
- "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness", Susannah Cahalan
- "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness", Kay Redfield Jamison
- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", Jean-Dominique Bauby
- The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat", Oliver Sacks
- "How We Got Barb Back", Margaret Hawkins
- "The Reason I Jump", Naoki Higashida
- Temple Grandin
- Jonny Benjamin
- "The Inflamed Mind: A radical new approach to depression", Ed Bullmore
- Online Resources recommended by the British Neuroscience Association
- RCPsych Neuroscience Project - Find out how neuroscience is being integrated into training and clinical practice in psychiatry
- dis-sociated: a Feature documentary on Dissociative Disorders
- Louis Theroux (documentaries covering a range of issues including eating disorders, perinatal mental health, alcohol dependence)
- Minds on Film - a blog exploring psychiatric conditions and mental health issues as portrayed on film
- ‘Happy Man – Losing my Best Friend’ BBC iplayer TV series
- Hellblade This game, developed with input from psychiatrists, neuroscientists and people with lived experience, gives a portrayal of the experience of psychosis.
- "I hear voices": A series on a woman’s experience of having schizophrenia and the way this has impacted her
- ‘Telling it Like it Is – Schizophrenia’: a woman with schizophrenia talks about her symptoms and experiences
- "Word of Mouth" 30-minute podcasts on communication with people who have conditions, such as, dementia, autism, dyslexia and adults with learning difficulties. By Michael Rosen
- ‘1800 seconds on Autism’ -series of podcasts by autistic hosts Robyn Steward, Jamie Knight and guests.
- ‘All in the Mind’ - Radio 4 Episode including a segment on Autism in the Somali culture and the difficulty a Somali mother had with explaining autism to her community