Psychosis: Bending Reality to See Around the Corners

Psychosis: Bending Reality to See Around the Corners
Paul Fletcher | TEDxCambridgeUniversity
Dec 2, 2016

Psychosis is a highly misunderstood condition. In this talk, Paul illustrates the condition’s complexity, taking apart how our brains perceive reality by reinventing illusions around us. If perception is just a form of controlled hallucination, what does that make hallucination?


Women’s Mental Health

Psychiatric Clinics of North America: Women’s Mental Health
June 2017, 40 (2), p189-362
Edited by Susan G. Kornstein, Anita H. Clayton

California Taskforce

The Anatomy of Violence

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological
April 30, 2013

On reconciling the victim part of him with the criminologist part of him
“I’m a Jekyll and Hyde. So there’s a Dr. Jekyll inside of me that’s done the research, seen these risk factors, done longitudinal studies, documented these early risk factors beyond the individual’s control that moves them into a criminal way of life, and that Dr. Jekyll is saying, ‘You know, you can’t ignore this. You can’t turn a blind eye to the biology of violence and the social factors, too.’ But there’s a Mr. Hyde inside of me ranting and raving and saying, ‘Look, I don’t want sob stories. I don’t want excuses. There’s a cause for all behavior. We can always find a cause for behavior. … It comes from the brain: So what? We found the cause. OK, great.’


Toxoplasma May Influence Human Behavior

The role of inflammation in suicidal behaviour
L Brundin, et al.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2015 Sep; 132(3): 192–203.

Common Parasite May Influence Human Behavior
July 3, 2012

Chapter 19. Toxoplasma gondii, the Immune System, and Suicidal Behavior
The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide.
Dwivedi Y, editor.
Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2012.

Toxoplasma gondii Infection and Self-directed Violence in Mothers
Marianne G. Pedersen, MSc, et al.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(11):1123-1130.

October 30, 2011

Toxoplasma gondii Seropositivity and Suicide rates in Women
Vinita J. Ling, MA, et al.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Jul; 199(7): 440–444.