Understanding Mental Problems Requires a Rejection of Conventional Thinking

It should be clear that the conventional thinking of psychology and psychiatry is getting us nowhere. Mental health problems continue to proliferate at an alarming pace and the mental health professions offer only a bewildering and non-functional complexity, and somehow convince the world that it is knowledge and expertise. While individuals experience extraordinary personal suffering, […]

Reflections on Healing Depression

A dialogue on Understanding and Healing Depression from the Neuropsychological Processing perspective.

Talking Therapies v Psychiatric Medication

The psychiatric model of mental healthcare is rarely challenged in Irish mainstream media. I wrote a response to one of many articles on psychiatric practice published in a popular Sunday newspaper, articles that present psychiatric thinking and practice at its most benign. The newspaper had no interest in publishing an alternative viewpoint. This is an […]

The Spider and the Secret of Happiness

What is the purpose of life? This is one of those perennial philosophical questions that apparently no-one has been able to answer satisfactorily. I have an answer that I am more than satisfied with, and you should be too.   The purpose of life is to be as happy as you can possibly be. I’m […]

Understanding and Healing Depression

The following article is intended to provide a better and more optimistic understanding of the experience of depression than the conventional medical explanations. It was written for people experiencing Depression and considering suicide, to provide an avenue of hope. It is long, but I hope it is helpful. Michael Fox (Note: Never withdraw from psychiatric […]